Last week, the students behind The UCL Hospital Fun Team won a Team London ‘My Community’ Award at a ceremony at City Hall. We asked Arya-Nousheh Moore, one of the volunteer leaders, to tell us about the project and the awards they’ve picked up along the way …
Each week, UCLU’s Volunteering Services Unit sends out a bulletin of volunteering roles from across London.
Your big nights out, and quiet nights in; your training sessions and league matches; your practices and performances; your smiles and tears: share everything you do this year at UCL and be part of a bigger story.
With almost 30,000 students at UCL, everyone has a unique experience. From the clubs and societies you join and the exams you cram for to the events you enjoy and the laughter you share, you are an essential component of the vibrant UCL community.
Many students are a little overwhelmed when starting university. Welcome Week is a great time to meet new people and find out what your interests are. There is a big myth about drinking culture during this time and many people are worried that only those who enjoy drinking can get involved. This is not the case at all!
Check out our Alternative Freshers guide below:
Join our vibrant group to make Black History Month 2014 a success. Our jam-packed programme includes a variety of events from lecture series to market days and shows. This is a chance for us to renew our celebrations and recognitions of the achievements of students, staff, and alumni of African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean descent.
Anyone can apply, regardless of experience. You will get a free t-shirt and volunteer training on the spot.
Hat Trick Productions (makers of Outnumbered, Have I Got News For You and ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’) would like to extend an invitation to all UCL students to come and watch the recording of a brand new quiz show they are making, hosted by the Hairy Bikers, Si King & Dave Myers! This promises to be a hilarious fun night and the tickets are FREE!
UCLU welcomes the announcement today that some of the changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), as announced by David Willetts, the former universities and science minister in April last year, will be put on hold until 2016/2017, while a more comprehensive review takes place.
Settling into my role as Welfare and International Officer has been hectic but fun! I have been to a couple of NUS conferences and training events, which have allowed me to pick the brains of other Welfare Officers. It’s been really interesting to see what they are doing at their universities!
UCLU are pleased to announce that the issue relating to the online shop has now been resolved.
You can now purchase items from our online shop and proceed through payments to make a successful transaction.
Notice to those who attempted to purchase an item from the shop before today:
We are working hard to resolve the issue surrounding online sales from our shop.
Unfortunately, the issue has not yet been resolved and we are not in a position to open sales on our shop again yet. We endeavour to fix the problem as soon as possible and will keep you updated on the progress. At the moment, we hope to have this fixed by 2pm, tomorrow, Wednesday, 3 September.
UCLU apologise to announce that due to a technical fault with the payment system sales on our online shop have to be stopped with immediate effect.
Tickets are not sold out for any event yet and will be back on sale by 2pm, Tuesday 2 September.
**Content note: mention of suicide and rape in relation to the ‘Migrant X’ abortion case
I’ve spent a lot of the past week moving flat and took a day off either side of the bank holiday weekend to move my stuff across London, so rather than writing two blog posts that span three days each, I’ve decided to condense them into one.
** Content note: brief mention of harassment and stalking.
Me and the rest of the UCLU sabb team have spent most of the last week at NUS Lead and Change – a four-day conference which aims to teach sabbatical officers how to… lead and er, change things.
Registering to vote in England has changed, and as a student, your voice in the national political arena is important with a General Election looming in 2015.
Under the new system (Individual Electoral Registration), you now have the option to register online. Each person is required to register to vote individually, rather than by household and they must be registered under their current address.
Welcome to UCLU!
Congratulations: you made it through A-Levels, the IB or one of the myriad of other qualifications which you have to sit to get to university. It may be a cliché, but this really is one of the most exciting times of your life. Whether you can’t wait to get here or you’re feeling a bit nervous, UCLU can help you navigate the first few weeks – and the next few years.
Congratulations to those of you who find yourselves intrepidly looking at this page for the very first time as a confirmed future student of UCL and member of the best students’ union ever!
UCell are a team of PhD students, lecturers and industrial partners working on electricity production from hydrogen. Our aim is to demonstrate the real potential of alternative energies by providing fuel cell generated electricity to events, along with public engagement and demonstrations to inform and educate about fuel cells and energy technologies in general.