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Bloomsbury Fitness refurb 28 July - 29 August

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 12:11

UCLU’s gym, Bloomsbury Fitness, is to undergo refurbishment works in response to recent issues with the shower and toilet facilities. From Monday 28 July until Friday 29 August, works will be carried out to these facilities. 

During this time, Bloomsbury Fitness will remain open as normal, so as to allow continued access to the gym and classes, but, unfortunately, the changing room and showers will not be available for use. 

Statement from the UCLU Trustee Board

By Daniel Warham on Mon, 14/07/2014 - 16:18

Following the statement released by the UCLU Trustee Board on 4 June 2014.  The UCLU Trustee Board met on 12 June 2014 to reconsider the Motion to the Union Council: Fight Fascism adopted by UCLU Council.  On consideration of the legal opinion on the matter, the UCLU Trustee Board resolved that there was insufficient evidence to substantiate the claims in the motion.  The UCLU Trustee Board took the decision to overturn this policy. 

Fortnightly update: PhD funding, and linking up across London and the UK

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By Ben Towse on Mon, 14/07/2014 - 16:03

Welcome to this fortnight’s update. With the incoming sabbatical officers at UCLU this month for training, I’ve been spending a lot of time handing over to the next Postgraduate Students’ Officer Mariana Ceccotti about all the projects and campaigns from this year. But aside from that, here are some highlights of the rest of what I’ve been working on for the past two weeks. As usual, if you have any questions feel free to email me.

Volunteering Organisation of the Year - The Latin Programme

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Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:29

The Latin Programme - via facilis improves English literacy in underachieving State primary schools across London through the study of Latin and English grammar. We use songs, games, raps and drama to motivate and engage students and bring to life a subject that has traditionally been viewed as hard to grasp. UCL volunteers have played an important part in The Latin Programme’s mission almost from its inception.

Fortnightly update: research engagement, stipend delay support and summer events!

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By Ben Towse on Mon, 30/06/2014 - 15:15

Welcome to this fortnight’s update. With just a month left now before I and the other 2013-14 full-time officers finish, your new officers will be starting training and handover tomorrow, including the next Postgraduate Students’ Officer Mariana Ceccotti. So I’ve spent quite a lot of the last two weeks preparing and planning for the handover process! But aside from that, here are some highlights of the rest of what I’ve been working on for the past two weeks.

More Free Tickets for UCL students

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 11:26

“HONEY I’VE BLOWN A FORTUNE!”
Hosted by Davina McCall this new big money quiz show lets the contestant’s family decide how much each question is worth!  From the Producers of ‘Have I Got News for You, ‘Room 101’, ‘Weakest Link’ and ‘Eggheads’,  this is the show where knowing your family members general knowledge could save you from blowing a fortune…
You are invited to join us for an evening of high tension at ITV London Studios on Wednesday 2nd July. 
BOOK HERE 

Vote for logo for 'Unicyclists' - UCL's new photoblog exploring cycling culture on campus

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 16:48

We think that the humble bicycle is something that enables big things.

Unicyclists is a soon-to-be-launched social documentary project which will explore cycling life and culture within the UCL community.

It’s all about showing off the diverse range of students, staff and academics that cycle as part of their day.

UCLU to support NUS London project

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By Hannah Webb on Thu, 12/06/2014 - 11:58

Last week at UCLU Council, student representatives voted overwhelmingly to support the NUS London project, a project that I have been working on hard this year. NUS London will be a London-wide union and will represent all students across London (both from universities and colleges). UCLU is committing to contribute up to the salary of one full time officer, who will work full time next year to lobby and campaign for students in London.

Major Concessions Won Regarding UCL Support to Study Policy

By Keir Gallagher on Thu, 12/06/2014 - 11:54

Major Concessions Won Regarding UCL Support to Study Policy.

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the potential introduction of a ‘Fitness to Study Policy’ at UCL, which would allow for UCL to terminate a student’s registration or interrupt their studies without the students’ consent if it is felt that their studies are becoming too detrimental to their health, or their health too detrimental to their studies, or to the wellbeing of themselves or others. 

Arts Ball 2014 Results

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By Doris Szu Chen on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 13:37

The UCLU Arts Ball 2014 took place on Wednesday 4 June. Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to UCLU Arts this year. A special mention goes to Eleanor Trezise and Ed Barrie for their work as Activities Officer and Arts Officer, highlights include the successful Activities Network meetings and the overhaul of the Colours and Awards process.

Statement from the UCLU Trustee Board, 4 June 2014

By Daniel Warham on Wed, 04/06/2014 - 15:58

UCLU Council adopted the Motion to the Union Council: Fight Fascism at its meeting on 11 March 2014.  The UCLU Trustee Board reviewed the motion that was adopted, at its meeting on the 27 March 2014. The UCLU Trustee Board exercised concerns over the legalities of the resolves and took the decision to seek legal opinion on the matter. Pending this legal opinion, the UCLU Trustee Board resolved that point 2 of Union Resolves be suspended for the time being. A further statement will be provided once the UCLU Trustee Board has considered the legal opinion. 

Dan Warham

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