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UCL is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary universities. It operates in a global context and is committed to excellence, innovation, and the promotion of global understanding in all its activities: research, teaching, learning, enterprise and community engagement.

Founded in 1826 to open up higher education in England to those who had been excluded from it – becoming the first university in England to admit women students on equal terms with men in 1878.

This commitment to inclusion resonates through our 2034 Strategy one of the aims of which is to promote and implement an inclusive learning and teaching environment, allowing students and staff to work and study as independently as possible; where the rights and dignity of all its members are respected, and which is free from discrimination, prejudice, intimidation and all forms of harassment.

A key objective is to 'Champion a culture where disabled people can thrive at UCL'.

UCL is unique in the sheer scale and diversity of its estate from state of the contemporary buildings to historically significant Victorian buildings.

We are committed to meeting the expectations and needs of everyone using our buildings, amenities and services, identifying and removing any barriers to building use. Accessibility, through our Inclusive Design Standard, is at the heart of all our new building development. Ensuring that over 200 buildings are fully accessible is challenging, but we continue to proactively re-organise and re-developing our older stock to ensure that our inclusive footprint is as large as is reasonably practicable.

With more than 30,000 students and 10,000 staff, UCL are very aware of the links between excellence in the built environment and academic excellence, and these links are at the heart of our ongoing programme to grow, develop and effectively manage our estate.

We are delivering this objective by strengthening our partnerships across UCL such that our community are fully involved in the work of the dedicated support teams across the Student Disability Services; the UCL Staff Disability Forum; and UCL Estates.

UCL provides various forms of support and information to enable staff, students and visitors to make the most of their time at UCL.

We hope that you find the information on this DisabledGo site useful. If you would like further information about UCL’s facilities and support please email disability@ucl.ac.uk