Big City Campus
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UCL is a large, multi-faculty university in central London, arguably the backbone of the University of London system. It is also among the most prestigious universities both in the UK and globally. Its spiritual founder Jeremy Bentham was a famous philosopher-economist, and UCL is well-known for world class education in economics, politics, and philosophy – however, it is equally strong in the natural sciences and has a globally renowned school of medicine & health. Student life is characterised both by on-campus student clubs and activities and off-campus involvement in all that London has to offer. Additionally, the school’s student body is highly diverse and offers perfect opportunities of building an international network.
One peculiar fun fact about the university – Jeremy Bentham, the world-known philosopher and inventor of modern utilitarianism, specified in his will that he wished his body to be preserved in a manner similar to that of mummies. His preserved body can now be found in a wooden display cabinet in the lobby of the university’s main campus, although its head has been replaced by a wax substitute. The figure is dressed in the real clothes owned by Mr. Bentham during his life which ended in 1832. The cabinet was moved to UCL in 1850, and students at the institution have been fascinated by the spectacle ever since.