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Zero Tolerance Fortnight 26th Nov - 10th Dec

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By Annie Tidbury on Mon, 24/11/2014 - 17:54

As part of UCLU’s ongoing Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment campaign, the Women’s Network has organised Zero Tolerance Fortnight - two weeks of events, workshops and activism that aims to eradicate sexual harassment at UCL. Here’s what’s coming up over the next two weeks:

25th November, 5pm

Vigil - a candlelight vigil in the Quad to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

26th November - 10th December

Free Education? But Why?!?

By Lukmaan Kolia on Tue, 18/11/2014 - 23:50

A student emailed yesterday asking me for my views on the national demo tomorrow (among other things). Relatively pleased with what I churned out, I’m shoving it onto here for everyone to read. I know none of you can sleep from all the excitement for tomorrow, so you may as well give this a read.


The somewhat misleading title was only an attempt to make you open this.

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Postgraduate & Public Engagement Volunteering Fair

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Tue, 18/11/2014 - 11:22

UCL Postgrads - Are you interested in making connections with local communities? Thinking about volunteering? Want to collaborate with people outside of academia? If so, come and have some stimulating discussions at our Postgraduate Volunteering & Public Engagement Fair. There will be thirty stalls to browse, and staff from across UCL and UCLU to give advice about volunteering and public engagement. Oh, and we’ll have refreshments too.

Stand up Comedy in Mully's - just £3!

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 14:55

£3 is AMAZING value for professional stand up comedy anywhere in the country, let alone London and that’s exactly what we have here at UCLU with our very own Ministry of Comedy. A UCLU institution for over 10 years if you haven’t caught one of these hilarious nights then now is your chance. With different professional comedians every time This week - (18th November) is the turn of Carl Donnelly, Matt Rees & more. Buy your tickets here

Weekly Blog: everyday is news day

By Hajera Begum on Mon, 17/11/2014 - 12:16

Hi everyone

I hope you’ve been settling into your schedules after reading week. And for those of you who didn’t get reading week I hope you’ve managed to take some time out anyway. Remember UCLU and clubs and socities  run awesome events every day so do check out the What’s On Guide to find something that’s up your street.

This week I’ve had an exciting event everyday so I’ve decided to do a week breakdown.

Monday: Forum meeting & Race Equality Charter mark

Male and Female volunteer mentors needed!

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Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:44

You’ve got into UCL – could you inspire a young person to do the same?  IntoUniversity are looking for UCL students to mentor young people at two schools in Southwark and Lambeth. As a mentor, you’ll be supporting a student studying for their GCSEs throughout the year, both at the IntoUniversity centre, on visits to UCL and on a trip to another university city.

Win Tickets to the X Factor Final with our Twitter competition

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:02

UCLU has teamed up with Applause Store UK to give you the chance to win two tickets to the X Factor final at Wembley Arena on the 13th and 14th December.

For the chance to be there, things couldn’t be more simple. Just follow both @UCLU and @applausestoreuk on twitter and retweet our tweet about the competition. Then, over the next few weeks, Applause Store will tweet the code you need to win. So keep your eye on the prize and maybe you could be joining the judges at Wembley! 

Weekly Blog: BME Attainment Gap

By Hajera Begum on Mon, 10/11/2014 - 14:08

Hi everyone

This blog will be an update on what I’ve been doing to tackle one of my big objectives for the year: tackling the BME attainment gap.

But before I start I’d like to say congratulations to my new committee. I hope we make you all proud and make this an awesome year for you all. Come and meet our committee and plan what we do next tonight at 6 PM (social study space, 2nd floor of 25 Gordon Street) - pizza will be available!

On Remembrance: Why wearing a poppy doesn't honour the dead

By Omar Raii on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:50

There are only two certainties about the sort of events that take place this time of year. The first is that in Britain, almost overnight, we see a sudden appearance of a ubiquitous display of the image of the poppy, alongside the huge rise in national pride. The second is that some annoying contrarian will write about why they don’t wear one.

UCL digifest

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 12:46

digifest is a lot of things; part unconference, part hackfest, part showcase, part online course, where we combine and deliver both a digital and physical experience to everyone involved.

digifest is UCL’s first digital festival is and taking place 10th-14th Nov, it has come about from 139 student ideas and was developed by a Google+ Community from across the university made up of staff and students.

Blog Post - A Busy Week

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By Annie Tidbury on Tue, 04/11/2014 - 18:23

**Content note: rape, sexual harassment, transphobia

Last week was filled up with a lot of the kind of stuff that you maybe don’t think about when you run to be a sabb, such as the on-going governance review and the Union’s strategic plan (more on those in another blog). Luckily this didn’t take up my whole week and I managed to get lots done beside this ‘behind the scenes’ stuff. This week was busy. So busy, I took Monday off (hence why I’m only writing this now…)

Want to be on TV?

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 16:59

12-30 year olds with interesting jobs, hobbies, talents or businesses needed for big TV commercial - paid

Rogue Films are working on a television commercial that will profile lots of people in the UK doing interesting things. We’re looking for 12 - 30 year olds with fascinating jobs, hobbies, talents or unique styles. 

UCLU Surf Club make waves in Cornwall

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 17:31

On 16 October, 36 intrepid UCLU Surf Club members made the epic journey down to the Cornish coast for the British University Championships in Newquay. A weekend the likes of which UCLU has never seen, it consisted of over 500 students from across the country, many of whom took part in Europe’s biggest surfing competition. With surfing abilities ranging from absolute beginner to seasoned professional, it was always going to be an entertaining spectacle in the crisp Atlantic water!

Update on the hot water situation at Max Rayne and Ifor Evans Halls

By Leah Francis on Mon, 03/11/2014 - 13:38

Following the reports from our Halls and Accommodation representative David Dahlborn on the state of Max Rayne and Ifor Evans Halls,which have been without hot water or heating for the weekend, I have been looking into the situation.

I can report that the Halls Manager has told me that the reason for the delay in fixing the problem is because:


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