Mission The mission of the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) is to promote the study of the culture, language and literature of Paris and France.
Background The Institute was incorporated into the University of London in 1969 and sits alongside the School of Advanced Study as a Central Institute of the University. It is currently repositioning itself as a centre for international level research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in French Studies. In this regard it is working closely with Royal Holloway and Queen Mary, University of London who are members of a Consortium established with the Central University in 2004 in order to create mutual benefit in a number of areas of academic and support activity.
If you don't hand an essay in—no matter how insigniﬁcant—you won't get your degree. As of 2009, the penalty for not handing in an essay has gone from failing a module, to having an incomplete degree. You will automatically lose 10% of your mark if you hand your work in within twenty-four hours of the deadline, and handing a devoir in more than twenty-four hours after the deadline will constitute a zero. But worst of all, not handing it in at all will mean no graduation party for you.
Our Union facilities aren't limited to Paris. ULIP is part of the University of London, so despite the distance, we have access to many of the centralised University of London activities. It is therefore worth having your voice heard when it comes to voting in the University of London Students' Union and making use of resources (particularly the Careers Service and the cheap bar) in London, if you get the opportunity.
If you don't ask, you won't get. ULIP, like universities the world over, is a dense concentration of talented people but, unlike most universities, we're small enough that we have a much more direct line of contact with our lecturers. Take advantage of this, talk to them if there's something you're struggling with. What's more, we've got a lot of resources at our disposition (we have access to things in Paris beyond the uni too). In sum, don't suffer in silence, take advantage of the resources that are there.