Earlier in the term, UCLU Council passed a policy against unpaid internships. These kind of internships are fundamentally unequal: living in London is very expensive, meaning that very few people can afford to work for free. This makes for an unfair labour market, in which young people are barred from accessing their career of choice not because they lack sufficient skill or ambition, but because they do not have the financial means to work for free. Or, it forces people to work two jobs.
25 Gordon Street will be closed from 12 midnight tonight, Friday 17 May, until 8am Monday 20 May due to essential maintenance taking place throughout the building. This includes the Social Study space on the second floor and all access to the building.
On 9th May at the O2 Academy in Islington, four finalists took to the stage to perform at the Uni Music league final showdown, a competition designed specifically for unsigned student musicians.
UCLU Gold Sport STARS Awards 2013
The Student Training And Rewards Scheme (STARS) exists to enourage the development of UCLU Sport Clubs and recognise achievements. There are three levels of award; Bronze, Silver & Gold.
The clubs who have successfully attained Gold STARS Awards in 2013 are:
UCLU Women’s Basketball
UCLU Women’s Football
Our Festival of Volunteering will be taking place here at UCLU from 22nd May, culminating in our annual volunteering awards ceremony on 4 June. There’s so much going on, including tea parties, science busking, Hackney Pirates, The Good Gym, gardening, arts festivals, plus lots of workshops and one off volunteering events.
Check out the line-up and reserve your space at our events here!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tomorrow, Newham Council and UCL will announce that the plans for UCL to purchase and demolish Carpenters Estate in Stratford have been scrapped.
Today, the UCLU Full Time Officers sent the letter below to Malcolm Grant, UCL Provost. For the past few months the University of London Union (ULU) has been under review by the University of London. The Review has concluded with the recommendation that from the academic year beginning 2014 ULU should cease to exist as a representative structure. We have grave concerns about this.
On behalf of the TEDxUCL team we would like to extend the invitation to apply for the following opportunity :
Last year’s TEDxUCL event was a huge success and we are once again reaching out to the UCL community to find speakers who are committed to the power of ideas, to speak at the second TEDxUCL.
Fancy a break from revision? Some free days after exams finish? Have a peek at our one-off volunteering events for May and beyond - including film festivals, fundraising events, Streetwise Opera, arts festivals, garden parties, charity bike rides, sports days - plus the Hackney Pirates! All this and more at http://uclu.org/services/volunteering-services-unit/one-volunteering-programme.
Do you want to run green workshops in schools, make your degree relevant to sustainability, or maybe start a windfarm on top of 25 Gordon Street?
The NUS has a £5 million funding pot to fund sustainability projects through students’ unions.
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