The UCO is a small, friendly community. Our students quickly get to know each other and form supportive bonds which often stay with them for life.

Our student population is diverse, and ranges from college-leavers undertaking their first degree to mature students who are furthering their studies or looking to make a career change. Students come from across the UK and around the world to study with us, including from Europe, Australia and Brazil. There is lots of interaction between year groups both in clinic and socially, and our more experienced students provide a fantastic informal support network for those new to the UCO.

We have a Student Charter which describes the relationship of expectations between UCO and its students. The document is produced jointly between the Students' Union and the University College of Osteopathy.