RUMS Boat Club were crowned champions at RUMS Netball’s recent charity event competition, the Lumsden Cup. Thirteen teams from across RUMS sports teams played netball in an event to raise funds for RUMS Netball’s chosen charity, KEEN. Playing incredibly well, competition for the title was tough, and the charity event raised £271.59.
Did you know that Commonwealth and EU students living or studying in the UK are eligible to vote in the upcoming local and European elections?
Elections will be taking place on 22 May and give you the chance to shape the way the country is governed. If you have moved to a different address since you last registered or have never registered before, fill in this online form to register before the 6 May so you don’t miss out on your chance! www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
UCLU is a registered member of the National Union of Students, who represent student views on a national level and next week will be the annual NUS National Conference. Conference is the sovereign policy making body of the organisation. It sets policy for the year each in each of the five zone (Welfare, Further Education, Higher Education, Union Development and Society and Citizenship) and elects representatives for the upcoming year, including NUS President.
31st May 2014 sees the Quad once again transformed to host our annual Summer Ball. Open to all students and their guests the Summer Ball this year has a theme of Midsummer Night’s Dream. As always there will be DJs, live music (this year in the form of a Ceilidh), walkabout entertainers, a fairground and more…
Tickets are now on sale for £35 until the 17th May when the price rises to £40 so get yours early as the ball has sold out for the last few years!
An emergency Union Council meeting (UC13x5) last night voted 7-2 in favour of the ‘Motion to ban UCLU sport (UP1414)’. The motion, which will be available online shortly, cites reasons such as safety and funding shortages in support of the ban. After an hour of debate on the issue, council were forced to a vote by the union chair. The motion passed and comes in to force with immediate effect.
The resolves of the motion are to:
(1) Disaffiliate all UCLU sports clubs with effect from the beginning of next academic year (2014-15)
Open City Docs Fest is a documentary film festival based at UCL. In June they will host their 4th edition, taking place on the UCL campus and in venues across London. This year they are looking for 6 budding student journalists to cover the programme of their upcoming festival for openDemocracy, a website that is read weekly in almost every country of the world, publishes an average of over 60 articles a week and has a monthly readership of over 215,000 unique visitors.
The UCLU Societies Reception 2014 took place on Wednesday 26 March. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the great achievements of UCLU Societies, from organising activities to attending events. A special mention goes to Eleanor Trezise and Marina Murko for their work as Activities Officer and Societies Officer. Highlights include the successful Activities Network meetings, the overhaul of the Colours and Awards process and the Societies Social.
The UCLU Sports Ball 2014 took place on Thursday 20 March. This was attended by over 300 sportspeople and celebrated the great successes of UCLU Sport. These achievements were possible because students trained, competed and volunteered for UCLU throughout the year. Above all, these achievements were possible because passionate committee members organised activity throughout the year.
This morning, the Provost and Vice-Provost (Operations) approved the relocation of the Garage Theatre Workshop to the Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre. Works will take place over the summer and hopefully finish in time for the beginning of Term 1.
GC Volunteering is set apart from other volunteering programmes in its focus on the professional side of the voluntary sector. The students attracted to this programme are from a vast range of courses that span the arts and sciences, and with different graduate ambitions. GC Volunteering is part of UCL’s ‘education for global citizenship’ agenda, producing outstanding graduates with the six key global citizenship attributes outlined here.
The deadline to apply to attend the 2014 UCL Graduation Ceremonies is 4pm (BST) on 30 April 2014.
All completed applications and cleared payment must reach the Student Support and Events Team by this deadline for you to be guaranteed a place at the 2014 Graduation Ceremonies.
To apply for your ceremony please complete the online application which can be accessed via Portico at . The online application facility will close on the deadline day at 4pm.
The approach to the end of term 2 brings many important dates, but none more so than the Annual UCLU Interclub Dodgeball Tournament! This hugely successful event has been held in the quad on the last Wednesday of term for many years. We will see old rivalries reignited and new ones created - this is the chance to settle age-old debates. All in order to raise money for C-R-Y, a charity founded in 1995 to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to young sudden cardiac death.
Women’s UCL 10-7 KCL
Men’s UCL 16-9 KCL
Please see the London Varsity Series website for full results from all fixtures throughout the series.
UCLU Women’s and Men’s teams dominated their respective games against King’s College in the final evening of a sporting week, and their triumphs pushed UCLU to become the winners of London Varsity Series 2014, with a score of 8 points to 5.
You must have a ticket in order to enter the ground. Tickets can be purchased online and collected from the CSC Reception, 2/F Bloomsbury Building, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AY.
Getting to the ground
Allianz Park Stadium, Greenlands Lane, London NW4 1RL
Take the Northern line to Mill Hill East then the 221 Bus towards Edgware. Alight at Copthall Sports Centre, the ground is then a short walk away.
Following a tremendous victory for both women’s and men’s teams in Thursday night’s Fencing fixture, UCLU now lead the series 6-5 heading into the last day. This evening the women’s and men’s teams will meet in the rugby finale from 5pm, and UCLU need to win just one match to take us to 7 points and win the series.
Meeting in Allianz Park, the women’s match kicks off at 5pm, and the men’s at 7.30pm. Steeped in competitive history and with all still to play for, this is not an event to be missed.
Over the past few months, myself, the Welfare and International Officer, Katie Kokkiniou, and the Disabled Students Officer, Grace Jeremy, have become deeply concerned about the development and potential introduction of a fitness to study policy at UCL. This comes after a Fit to Sit policy last year was strongly opposed by UCLU, which in part led to that policy being abandoned. You can read more about that on this blog written by my predecessor.