If you are a University College London student you are automatically a member of UCLU, unless you opted out on registration. We are led by six full-time student officers who are elected by you in a cross-campus ballot each year.
UCLU is a registered charity and we exist to provide you with a range of services to support and help you develop your skills and interests while you are at UCL.
We have over 200 clubs and societies covering a wide range of sporting, cultural and artistic interests. We have a number of bars, cafés and shops providing high quality products at low prices, which along with The Study are convenient places on campus where you can relax and socialise. All of our profits are reinvested in these services for you.
You can also stand for election to a range of positions which would allow you to influence directly the way UCLU operates.
The principle function of the Union is to represent the needs of all UCL students at a college, local and national level.
Student officers are elected by you to run the Union and make decisions about its strategic direction. If you have any concerns about the way your Union is run you can contact an officer.
You can get involved and represent your fellow students - from Full-Time Officer to Faculty Representative, you have a say in key decisions that affect UCL students.
Help and advice
UCLU is here to help you with any difficulties you might experience at UCL. Our Rights and Advice Centre, located on the 1st Floor of the UCL Bloomsbury building, can offer support and assistance for a wide range of issues such as financial support, visas and immigration, sexual and mental health and many more.
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Jobs and Skills
JobShop is UCLU’s free job shop: helping UCL students find part-time, short term and vacation work.
Volunteering can develop your skills while giving something back to the local community. Our dedicated Volunteering Services Unit runs a number of projects that you can get involved in, from one-off sessions to ongoing schemes. To find out more, head to the VSU, 1st Floor of Lewis’s building, or email email@example.com.
UCLU has a number of venues across campus, including four cafés, two shops, three bars and a venue. UCLU also organises a number of club nights at nearby venues.
With over 200 clubs and societies, you can’t help but find something that you’ll want to get involved in. Joining a club or society is a great way to make friends and enhance your social life. Each year around 8,000 of our students choose to become a member of one or more of our clubs or societies.
UCLU runs a number of facilities dedicated to Sports and Fitness, including Bloomsbury Fitness, the Union’s gym, the UCL Sports Ground, and Astor College Sports Hall. These venues are used by students and clubs and societies for keeping fit, matches and rehearsal space.