The University of London is unlike many other universities. It consists of 18 self governing colleges & universities and 10 smaller specialist research Institutes. The Colleges are considered universities in their own right. Many are world leading institutions like King's College London, University College London, the London School of Economics. Study at any of the 18 colleges makes a student part of the University of London, making them part of a community of over 120,000 students and giving them access to many services in London.
The following colleges form the University of London:
- The Courtauld Institute of Art
- City University of London
- The Institute of Cancer Research
- Kings College London
- London Business School
- The London School of Economics and Political Science
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Queen Mary, University of London
- Royal Academy of Music
- The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
- Royal Holloway
- The Royal Veterinary College
- St George’s
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The Boat Club
The University of London Boat Club (ULBC) has more Henley Royal Regatta victories than any other British University, has won at least one event a year at Henley Women’s Regatta for the past 22 years, been represented at every Olympic Games since 1960 and 214 ULBC athletes have been selected for U23 and Senior World Championship teams, winning 135 Olympic & World Championship medals. When you join UL you join one of British Rowing’s most senior and successful clubs.
The UL Boathouse is a 20 minute train journey from central London (Waterloo station). The Men’s and Women’s squads train alongside each other, with a total squad size of anywhere between 45 and 80 athletes, depending on the year. This leads to a highly enjoyable, high performance environment.
ULBC is a designated High Performance Programme for GB Rowing providing a pathway for athletes onto the U23 and Senior GB Rowing Teams. Current GB Senior Team athletes Ollie Cook, Emily Craig, Sara Parfett, Charlotte Hodgkins-Byrne and James Fox all made the team whilst studying at the university.
Phil Gray – Chief Coach
Phil Gray joined ULBC in 2011 and was appointed Chief Coach in 2015. Gray has coached at six U23 World Championships and steered UL to HRR finals in 2017 and 2018.
Hugo Gulliver – Senior Coach
Hugo Gulliver joined ULBC in 2015, from the Harvard Heavyweight Men. Gulliver has coached at both the U23 World Championships and World University Championships. In 2019 Gulliver coached the GB M4+ to a Silver medal at the U23 World Championships.
Gen Bailhache-Graham – Assistant Coach
Bailhache-Graham joined ULBC from Sir William Borlase Grammar School in 2018, where she had lead the women’s programme to medals at the National Schools’ Regatta and athletes into the British junior teams. She is responsible for the S&C programme at ULBC.
The professional coaching team is supported by two S&C interns and a long list of volunteer coaches & friends of the club, including Rusty Williams (winner of the Grand for UL at HRR in 1963) and David Townsend (multiple HRR in the 1970s for UL & 1980 Olympic Bronze Medalist).
- The University of London Boat Club has more Henley Royal Regatta victories than any other British University.
- ULBC has won at least one event a year at Henley Women’s Regatta for the past 22 years.
- ULBC been represented at every Olympic Games since 1960.
- 214 ULBC athletes have been selected for U23 and Senior World Championship teams, winning 135 Olympic & World Championship medals.
- £400,000 spent on equipment in the last five years.
- Entire fleet of Empachers (pairs, fours, coxed fours, eights)
- Large redevelopment project for Boathouse with new Ergo and S&C training facilities about to be commenced.
- Sports scholarships/bursaries available through individual colleges.
- Subsidised on-site accommodation in the form of two five bedroom houses and a three bedroom flat.