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Thu, 29/01/2015 - 12:39

On Wednesday February 4th the world of university sport will be watching on as UCL become the focus university for #BUCSWednesday.

Sports club presidents & team captains will be given more information of how your club can get involved and make the most of this national level publicity. In the mean time, make sure you have a full team together, a clean playing kit and lots of tweets at the ready!

Success for UCLU Tennis

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 11:51

The UCL Men’s First Tennis Team came into the match on the back of a frustrating away draw against Kent. However, they ensured there was not any slip ups this time round, as they recorded a comprehensive 10-2 win against the same team.

UCLU Men's Rugby: bringing sport to the community

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 10:40

Since September 2014, UCLU Men’s Rugby club has been devoting their Sunday mornings (when they’d probably rather be in bed nursing hangovers!) to providing rugby coaching to the local community.

Each week, the club sends 2 or 3 volunteers, led by President Nick Edmonds, down to The Regent’s Park, to provide coaching assistance to the local junior club, Regent’s Park Royals, who cater for children aged 4-14 years.

Statement from UCLU on Liberation

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Wed, 28/01/2015 - 16:01

Liberation is not the same as equality. Providing equality to all ignores the fact that some groups of people face barriers and oppressions, both personal and systematic, which mean providing equal treatment for all will still leave them behind. We believe it is vital that the solution to these oppressions, liberation campaigns, should be led and determined by those who face these oppressions. Someone who does not self-define into a marginalised group which faces oppression will never truly know what these students need, want or how they are affected by the decision being made. 

Thinking of running for Welfare and International officer?

By Leah Francis on Tue, 27/01/2015 - 16:38

Elections are round the corner, nominations have opened, and some of you might be thinking of running for welfare and international officer. This is an amazing job, and I have loved doing it, but unfortunately you can only be a sabb for a year at UCL. I can’t recommend running enough to all of you, it is just a brilliant thing to do, and if you are thinking of running (or just curious about the position) here is a bit of info.

The London Varsity Series 2015 is here!

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 14:51

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it’s coming back round again. The annual London Varsity Series is returning with a brand new line up. UCLU will be facing their King’s rivals across 12 sports in world class venues, including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Fencing  - UCL Cloisters - 6 March - 4pm

Hockey Olympic Park - 6 March - 6pm

We saved the Women's Officer, now run for it!

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By Annie Tidbury on Mon, 26/01/2015 - 13:08

We’ve fought off attempts to get rid of the Women’s Officer position and now that it’s safe, if you’re a woman student you should think about running for it! It’s the best job in the world, it’s well paid and you get to effect real change for students (I can’t think of a less NUS-sy way to write that).

I’ve made a kind of two-page zine about the role… Have a read and think about whether it’s for you! You can scroll to the bottom of this page for a plain-text version.

Stand up Comedy returns to Mullys - just £3

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 09:27

On Tuesday 27th January the Richard Mully basement bar once again hosts the long running “Ministry of Comedy.” This week’s line up of pro comedians consists of Jim Smallman, Alfie Brown and once again hosted by Alex Zane. Tickets are an eyewateringly low price of just £3 in advance (£5 on the door) Nowhere in London, or even the rest of the Universe can you watch great value comedy. This is not to be missed.

How to be the Education and Campaigns Officer

By Lukmaan Kolia on Fri, 23/01/2015 - 16:31

Nominations have just opened, and some of you may be thinking of snatching the Education and Campaigns Officer position from me. I’m not prepared to hand it over to someone who is unaware of what is to follow and so have prepared a list of things I would have liked to have known when I stood for elections.

Why should you run to be the next PG officer?

By Mariana Ceccotti on Thu, 22/01/2015 - 16:09

Now that we have finally decided on our new (interim) sabbatical structure, nominations are open and elections are approaching fast! Here is the list of the positions you can run for and here is where you can nominate yourself

Here are some reasons why you should nominate yourself to be the next Postgraduate Students’ Officer:

UCL Student Selected for England Students' Rugby

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 14:13

Congratulations to third year UCL History student, Sebastian Nagle-Taylor, who has been selected to represent the England Students Rugby Union Team. The squad take on Portugal in this weekend’s fixture in Lisbon.

Sebastian joins the top student rugby players in the country, a full  squad list can be seen below.

We wish Seb the best of luck for the match!

Weekly Blog: The Wins So Far

By Hajera Begum on Wed, 21/01/2015 - 16:18

We had our first forum meeting (aka #pizzatime) last week. Was great to catch up with everyone and have some time to just chat about our experiences in a comfortable and safe environment. We’ve also planned some awesome stuff for next term. But here’s a celebratory blog pointing out all the work we’ve managed to achieve together!

Fifteen to One Quiz Call

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 15:39

Fifteen to One, the classic quiz, is back for a third series and looking for contestants.

Do you have what it takes to win the title of Fifteen to One ‘Grand Champion’ and a massive £40,000?

If so, apply to be a contestant now!

For an application form email:

UCLU are training students to facilitate psychological workshops for their peers

By Leah Francis on Mon, 19/01/2015 - 18:04


Working with UCL Student Psychological Services, UCLU are recruiting students to facilitate workshops for their peers in overcoming procrastination and perfectionism. 

These are free and confidential groups that offer participants the opportunity to focus on a specific difficulty with others who might be in a similar situation to themselves.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT RAMSAY... continued - the full report!

By Leah Francis on Thu, 15/01/2015 - 11:56

The UCLU consultation for UCL’s Ramsay Halls redevelopment is complete, thanks to the persistence of our Halls and Accommodation Rep -and I have attached a copy below for your perusal! Thank you everybody who gave us feedback, every comment was valuable and will hopefully lead to an improved Ramsay for future students. Let’s just hope that UCL really consider what the students have told them.

The Old Year and the New

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By Annie Tidbury on Tue, 13/01/2015 - 11:09

Welcome back everyone! I thought it would be a good idea to kick off the new year by first looking back at what we did in 2014 and then looking forward to see what’s coming over the next… 7 months, which is all the time I have left in office!

Firstly, 2014. The Women’s Network did a lot last year. Here’s just a few highlights:


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