So, you’re planning to come to UCL in September 2013…
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.
Throughout the Welcome period - 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. From big club nights, to West End shows, to comedy and quizzes, we have it all in store for you. Keep checking back for updates and new events as they are added!
We’ve planned a variety of club nights at some of London’s biggest venues including KOKO and Ministry of Sound . You cannot miss the Fiesta and Freshers’ Ball but that’s not all; there are loads of other unbelievable nights lined up so do keep checking back for updates and new events as they are added.
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!
Please read our quick guide to buying tickets online
Over 230 clubs and societies as well as loads of local and national companies and organisations will have a stall at our Welcome Fair, which will take over the UCL Quad and main building on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September. 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.
Make the most of your time at UCL by volunteering with either one-off projects or regular commitments. The Volunteering Fair on Thursday 3 October from 12-3pm in the North and South 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.
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) runs from 18 -20 September for affiliates, 19 - 20 September for undergraduates, and from 20 - 21 September for graduate students. Its aim is to introduce overseas students to UCL through various information talks and social activities.
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.