University College London (UCL) is one of the premier universities in the UK, with a strong emphasis on research covering all areas including Science, Engineering and Medicine. UCL has been consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world. UCL has 30 Nobel laureates, 11 academic faculties, over 45,000 students and over 14,000 employees. The first university in England to admit women on equal terms with men in 1878; the first to admit students regardless of race, class or religion; and to offer systematic teaching of Medicine, Law and Engineering. Today, UCL holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award (framework to transform gender equality in higher education) and a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award. UCL Engineering is proudly international with 6756 staff and students from over 120 nations.
UCL consistently pushes the boundaries of pedagogy, through its award-winning teaching, research and education engagement. UCL has the 1st Laboratory devoted to Engineering Education, is 2nd in research power in the Research Excellence Framework and have been awarded with the Higher Education Academy Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence. UCL Engineering has developed a strong reputation for schools engagement. Gender equality and inclusion is one of the faculty’s strategic priorities. UCL's award-winning 50.50 Engineering Engagement Initiative has created a step change in the representation of girls, women and ethnic minorities in STEM programmes. Its activities are free and open to all and we insist on 50% participation of girls in all our programmes.
UCL Engineering has developed a strong reputation for schools engagement. For 2022-2023 some of the major initiatives and programmes that we are planning are:
Areas of UCL's expertise include: