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UCLU takes on Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 13:08

Three UCLU student groups - UCLU Comedy Club, UCLU Drama Society and UCLU Cheese Grater Magazine Society - are taking to the stage in this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, starting from this weekend. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh. Thousands of performers fill Edinburgh’s stages covering all aspects of arts performance. 

UCLU Comedy Club are bringing two shows:

Keep the Garage Theatre alive!

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By Doris Szu Chen on Tue, 29/07/2014 - 10:37

Since we responded to the concerns of the Physics & Astronomy Department regarding the Garage Theatre relocation, there have been some developments on this matter.

First and foremost, the Provost remains 100% committed to the Garage Theatre relocation. In light of the concerns mentioned above, the Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre project is on hold and a couple of other sites are being explored. UCL Estates are checking the feasibility of these sites and the relocation will be finalised later this year.

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

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. 

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. 


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