Just before the end of term, we held our eleventh annual awards ceremony to celebrate the work of UCL students in the community. Last year, 1750 students took part in activities through the Volunteering Services Unit, giving over 41,500 hours – equivalent to one person volunteering for almost 22 working years. Many of the students came along to receive certificates and to catch up with their fellow volunteers. Professor Anthony Smith (UCL Vice-Provost, Education) spoke about the range of external charities that students have been supporting.
On behalf of the university, the Union, my fellow sabbatical officers, and the returning students of UCL, I would like to say congratulations on your results, and welcome to this fantastic institution.
Bloomsbury Fitness will be closed temporarily on Wednesday 14th August 2013, from 7.30am-6.00pm. Equipment is being relocated after the refurbishment. The gym will re-open from 6pm and close as normal at 10pm.
Normal opening hours are 7.30am-10pm Mon-Fri, and 9am-5pm Sat-Sun.
If you’re not yet a member of Bloomsbury Fitness, you can have a look at the prices and buy membership here.
Each week at least twelve young people in the UK die suddenly as a result of undiagnosed heart conditions. Cardiac Risk In the Young aim to save young lives & to help those affected by the sudden cardiac death. They do this by providing support, information & screening those affected.
If you are aged between 14 and 35 years of age, SIGN UP HERE to register for a free heart screening.
Yesterday, a student was violently arrested in the University of London students’ union (ULU), for allegedly writing on Senate House in chalk. Police officers entered ULU and assaulted students and activists while making the arrest. UCLU condemns the police for their disproportionate force (violence), and the University of London for their refusal to deal maturely with the 3Cosas Campaign, and instead seek to ruin the lives of their own students.
Last Thursday I attended Academic Committee (AC) with the MPSO and our two successors. AC membership includes the Provost, four Vice-Provosts, the Deans and the Faculty Tutors, as well as representatives from other bodies including UCLU. Its terms of reference include:
We are looking for enthusiastic computer programmers to introduce a class of year 6 (final year primary school) children to code using SCRATCH http://scratch.mit.edu
The project starts on 20th June and an outline of the sessions, led by programmer Mike Storey, is available.
We are still recruiting and looking for students who might join at least three of the five sessions that will run between 2.00 and 3.30 pm at Gillespie Primary School.
ROLE: Computer Programmers
Following on from the announcement of nominees for our inaugural Student Choice Teaching Awards, UCLU is delighted to announced our winners. Their achievements will be honoured at the Provost’s Teaching Awards ceremony, which for the first time includes the SCTA’s.
What we said previously:
Elite Athlete Programme 2012-13: a summary of success
The UCLU Elite Athlete Programme supports student athletes who are competing at national or international level throughout their academic time here at UCL. Combining financial support with access to strength and conditioning coaching, nutritional advice, sports massage and physiotherapy, the scheme is one of the most comprehensive of its kind, putting UCL amongst the most attractive institutions in the country for academic sportsmen & women.