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Motions for Discussion at Union Council Tonight

Tue, 11/03/2014 - 16:37

Tonight at 6pm with will be holding Union Council in the Conference Room.  All students are encouraged to come and debate the issues that face their Union and inform the decisions that are made.  Proposed policies range from upholding Holocaust Memorial Day to mandating officers to campaign for more weekend study space. See that full list here and we hope to see you tonight. Or, if you can’t make it, follow our coverage on @UCLU’s twitter account under #UCLUCouncil.

Varsity Taekwondo competitors revealed

Tue, 11/03/2014 - 09:38

Riding high on a victory for RUMS Women’s Hockey yesterday, today sees the Taekwondo match taking place at Somers Town Sports Centre. The showdown will take place at 7pm and tickets are only £3, so now is our chance to show Kings what we’re really made of! This intense game based on the Korean martial art translates as “the way of the hand and foot” will involve face-to-face combat based on the five tenets of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indominatable spirit.  

Support fair pay to stop the marking boycott

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By Ben Towse on Mon, 10/03/2014 - 16:42

The campaign for fair pay for our staff continues as the UCU trade union has announced a possible marking boycott. The employers have stubbornly refused to listen to appeals to fairness, attempts to negotiate, or to strike action. Our staff have therefore been left with no choice but to resolve that, if university managers still won’t enter negotiations and make a fair deal by 28 April, staff will not mark or give feedback on students’ work.

Fortnightly update: stipend delays, teaching awards and more...

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By Ben Towse on Mon, 10/03/2014 - 15:20

It’s time again to update you with highlights of what I’ve been up to for the past couple of weeks. Keep an eye out for more info over the next couple of days as well, because the latest developments in the campaign for fair pay for our university staff are nearly ready to share with you!

As usual, if you have any questions feel free to email me.

Guest blog: PGTAs organising to win in History of Art

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By Ben Towse on Mon, 10/03/2014 - 12:26

I’m pleased to be able to publish another guest blog, this time by Andy Murray, who is both the PhD Student Academic Representative (StAR) in UCL History of Art and the UCLU Postgraduate Association’s Education & Welfare Officer representing research students. Andy has been involved in the campaign for better pay and conditions for postgrads who teach in his department, and in building the UCL-wide effort to link the departments up and improve our treatment across the board.

The London Varsity Series continues today with Medics' Hockey

Mon, 10/03/2014 - 10:00

After a weekend of exciting varsity matches, things look set to continue today as the UCLU Medics’ Hockey team take on their KCLSU rivals.  The teams will be playing this evening and with a strong team spirit amongst the medics’, the atmosphere promises to be electric.  Buy your tickets now so you don’t miss out!


Tickets - £5 

Womens’ - 6pm

Men’s 7.30pm

KCL Sports Ground, Honor Oak Park

Men’s Squad

UCLU Muay Thai Team Revealed ahead of today's clash

Sun, 09/03/2014 - 08:00

Today sees the first of our London Varsity Series one to one sports kick off. UCLU Muay Thai have been training hard with world class coaches and world Thai boxing champion David Paquette.  A sport that requires nerves of steel, the Muay Thai showdown promises to be intense and full of surprises.  The line up will consist of:

Freddie McNicholas 

Jiayan Ng

Jonathan Pearson

Hong Chun Leung 

UCLU Netball Varsity Team Announced - see them in action this afternoon!

Sat, 08/03/2014 - 08:00

After a fantastic kick off to the London Varsity Series with last night’s Hockey matches, the fun continues at 2pm this afternoon. UCLU and KCLSU’s netball teams will be battling to be crowned the victory at the Somers Town Community Sports Centre, and UCLU is putting forward its best squad:

Hannah Button - Goal Attack/Centre - Captain

Bobbie Jackson - Wing Defence/Goal Defence - Vice Captain

Happy International Women's Day

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Sat, 08/03/2014 - 00:00

Marking the weeks leading up to International Women’s Day (8th March 2014) UCLU Women’s Network has been displaying a selection of photo in the Print Room Café taken as part of the I’m a Feminist Because… project. Students and staff were asked to express their reasons why they still define themselves as a feminist in 2014. Please do re-post the photo you love using #feministucl.


"Volunteers have a lot to gain, they meet a lot of new people and make new friends"

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Fri, 07/03/2014 - 13:34

Marilena Hadjittofi currently volunteers befriending patients on the Red Cell Haematology floor at the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre.  She’s a a third year Psychology student and volunteers at the hospital once a week.

What do you do as a volunteer? Describe your typical session.

UCLU's Cheerleaders dominate uni teams competition

Fri, 07/03/2014 - 09:50

UCLU’s cheerleading squad, UCU Lightning showed everyone what they were made of at the annual SNF Future Cheer competition last month.  The event is the largest university cheerleading competition in Europe and our teams came away with a fantastic 5 out of 7 trophies. 

Despite being the new kids on the block (the society is only in its third year) UCLU Lightning competed with 13 other university teams to take away two first place, two second place and one third place prize across various team and stunting categories. 

Squads named for UCLU Hockey starting London Varsity Series this evening

Fri, 07/03/2014 - 08:00

UCLU Hockey Club face their inaugural participation in the London Varsity Series this evening when both the women’s and men’s teams take on their counterparts from King’s College London. 

Both the women’s and men’s teams are doing well in their respective leagues this year. The Women’s first team has topped their league, and has already beaten King’s in a LUSL meeting this year, while the Men’s first team has secured a promotion to the BUCS top division for the first time.

New student choice award recognises researcher development

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By Ben Towse on Wed, 05/03/2014 - 17:14

I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award for 2014, which we’ve designed to highlight the outstanding academics who support researcher development. We want to celebrate supervisors and the other academics (like the often-unsung postdocs!) who train and support us in becoming independent researchers in our own right.

Candidates in the Quad

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 11:11

The UCLU spring elections are off to a flying start and it’s been great to see so many candidates campaigning for your votes. But, there are still lots of you how are yet to vote and there is still time left to decide!

If you’re still unsure of who will be getting your vote, come along to the Main Quad tomorrow to hear the sabbatical candidates talk about why they are running and what they hope to achieve if elected. Take a look at their manifestos before you come too!


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