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Freshers' 2015Welcome Festival 2012

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So, you’re planning to come to UCL in September 2015…

Congratulations on getting an offer from UCL. What lies ahead is a brilliant education at one of the world’s best universities, as well as all the experiences of studying right in the centre of London. We here at UCLU are here to help you make the most of that. 

Freshers’ Event & Activities

Throughout Freshers’ - and the year - UCLU host a wide range of events and activities to make sure you don’t spend all your time in the library. With the big club nights you might be expecting as well as a range of things you may not, from markets to West End shows, to comedy and quizzes, we have it all in store for you. 

Club Nights

We’re not quite ready to reveal what club nights we’ve got in store for you this year, but check out some of last year’s events below:

We planned a variety of club nights at some of London’s biggest venues including Fiesta at KOKO, School Disco at Piccadilly Institute, Fresh at Fabric and the Freshers’ Ball at Ministry of Sound.

You can tell your friends you’re going to our events on Facebook, too; find all our events on our Facebook page listings and click to say you’re going! This is the only official UCL freshers’ page, so don’t let any of the others fool you!

Why not have a look at our bars, and join us there for the pre-parties before the big club nights when you arrive. And remember we have cafés too serving up tea, coffee and food for the mornings-after!

Got questions about the events and tickets?…. check out our frequently asked questions page

Freshers’ Fair 

Over 230 clubs and societies as well as loads of local and national companies and organisations will have a stall at our Freshers’ Fair, which will take over the UCL Quad and main building on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October. You can also find out loads more about UCLU and what we do as well as how you can get involved in a campaign or being a volunteer or becoming an elected officer to represent your classmates. 

Volunteering Fair

Make the most of your time at UCL by volunteering with either one-off projects or regular commitments. The Volunteering Fair on Thursday 9 and 10 October from 12-3pm in the Cloisters will showcase loads of ways that you can get involved while you’re here.

Advice & Support - UCLU is here to help

Have you got burning questions? Not really sure what it’s all about and a bit overwhelmed at the thought of it all? We’ve got some handy hints and tips to help you out and don’t forget, contact us through Facebook or Twitter and we’ll make sure to respond within 24 hours. After all, UCLU is here to make your life at UCL just that little bit better.

International Students

Moving to the UK can be a bit daunting, so we are here to help you at all stages of your transition. The International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) aims to introduce overseas students to UCL through various information talks and social activities. We are still firming up dates and the final programme but keep an eye on @UCLU on Twitter or UCL Union on Facebook for updates. 

Postgraduate Students

Starting a postgraduate degree, either straight after your undergraduate degree or following a break, can present new challenges, but UCLU, as well as the Postgraduate Association (PGA), are here to support you while you study and research.