UCL (Industrial Action) Learning Opportunities Fund

The Learning Opportunities Fund has reopened for applications from students whose learning was affected by the strike action that took place between 24 February and 20 March 2020.

Strike action took place at UCL between 24 February and 20 March 2020, due to a dispute about pay, conditions and pensions. As a result of this, some teaching in this period will have been cancelled.

The Learning Opportunities Fund provides a non-repayable grant to enable those students who were affected by the strike action to buy extra resources to help replace lost learning time e.g. to purchase books, online classes, extra tutoring.

All affected UCL students eligible to apply

The fund is open to all UCL students who were enrolled during the strike period 24 February to 20 March 2020 and where the industrial action had an impact on your learning, such as a cancelled lecture or cancelled seminar.

The maximum award value is 500 and applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

How to apply

To apply, you will be asked to:

  • list your teaching events that were affected during the strike period;
  • specify how much funding you are requesting;
  • indicate how you will use the funds; and
  • provide estimates for the costs of learning resources required.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 11 May 2020

We aim to notify all applicants of our decisions by Friday 5 June 2020.

Limits of the Learning Opportunities Fund

The Learning Opportunities Fund cannot support requests for tuition fee refunds or compensation claims. This fund only supports the learning of students affected by industrial action, and disruption due to the Covid-19 outbreak is not covered.

Useful links

To apply please complete the online application. Please note that you’ll need to use your UCL ID to log in to the form.