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Solidarity with Warwick University students

By Omar Raii on Fri, 05/12/2014 - 18:03

On Wednesday 3 December, a peaceful demonstration and sit in at Warwick University held as part of a national mobilisation for free education was violently invaded by police who used pepper spray and threatened Tasers to intimidate the students.

We at UCLU unequivocally condemn the actions of the West Midlands Police and we stand in solidarity with the students who were protesting. Police repression, used to quell all forms of dissent, has no place on a university campus, which is meant to be a safe place where ideas are discussed openly.

Festive Volunteering

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Fri, 05/12/2014 - 09:31

At a loose end in December? Worried you’ve been a little bit too naughty this year, and need to tip Santa’s scales in the ‘nice’ direction? Want to get a head start on those New Year resolutions? Or round off the year by meeting some new people?

Sounds like you might be up for a bit of Festive Volunteering ….

Statement on the Closure of the WriteBack! Exhibition

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By Annie Tidbury on Thu, 04/12/2014 - 14:13

As part of the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment campaign, the UCLU Women’s Network decided to launch an exhibition called WriteBack! where UCL students were invited to write their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. The WriteBack! exhibition, situated in the North Lodge, was intended to remain open from the 26th November until the 10th December, in line with the NUS Women’s Campaign’s 16 Days of Activism.

On the 28th November, the UCLU Women’s Officer discovered that a former student had written that they’d been sexually abused by a member of UCL staff.

UCL Students defend their country in ‘bonkers’ battle against raiding Herefordshire farmers.

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 14:38

Last week 6 UCLU Sports committee members attended the joint BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) & Deloitte leadership academy. The course, which took place over two days, was held in the middle of nowhere, where we were unfortunately informed that the nearest tube stop was in fact a 5 hour drive away, and the concept of a ‘night-bus’ service seemed alien. All was not lost though, as it was made clear that the nearest shop was ‘only’ a half-hour drive..

What on Earth is Happening on December 9?

By Hannah M L Sketchley on Thu, 27/11/2014 - 16:58

On December 9 we’ll be having a General Assembly to decide a new Sabbatical Officer structure.  There are two proposals which entirely change what the Sabbatical Officer roles are going forward, and a couple about other aspects of the Union - one which would implement job shares for part-time officers, and one which argues for the Institute of Education to get a sabbatical officer.  I’ll be blogging about what my preferred structure would be very soon, but I’ll keep this post purely informational.

Success for UCLU Ultimate Frisbee

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 17:43

It has been a successful month for UCLU Ultimate Frisbee. Three UCL teams went to the London & East Mixed indoor regionals. The first team (after winning a sudden death point against Imperial in the semi-finals) comfortably beat Hertfordshire in the final 8-3 to be crowned top mixed team of the region.

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