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Student-led social enterprise Second Shot Coffee launches crowdfunding from 7 July

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Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:03

Second Shot Coffee is an independent café modernising the face of social enterprise, tackling homelessness in London one espresso at a time.
Crowdfunding launches 9am July 7th at www.igg.me/at/secondshotcoffee

Pioneered by Julius Ibrahim, final year student and President of Enactus UCL, Second Shot Coffee, is a new social enterprise that will initially offer four homeless people training, full time employment and a London living wage.

University Forced into Unprecedented U-Turn on Sanctions

By Leah Francis on Thu, 18/06/2015 - 16:00

Photograph by Glenn Michael Harper & Edward Hull

Last week we reported that University College London (UCL), one of London’s top universities had threatened its students that they will be prevented from graduating, barred from returning to their courses and evicted from their halls if they do not call off an ongoing rent strike protest against “unliveable” conditions in student accommodation.

Student Volunteering at UCLU - the year in photos

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Wed, 10/06/2015 - 15:10

2014-15 has been our busiest year ever here at the Volunteering Services Unit, with over 2,000 UCL students getting involved with charities, community groups and volunteering projects across London. In the process, they’ve collectively given over 53,000 hours. Our team of photographers have managed to capture a little bit of the action throughout the year. Back in December, we put together a photo blog of Term 1. Here’s the pick of the photos since then. Enjoy!

"I feel a valued member of the team and know they appreciate the time I dedicate volunteering here."

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Wed, 10/06/2015 - 13:35

Charlotte Lee is a BSc Psychology and Language Sciences student who has been volunteering at the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre as a Pharmacy Volunteer, once a week for the past six months. Here she tells us more about her experience.

What do you do as a volunteer?

UCL Makes "Vile" Threats to Striking Students

By Hannah M L Sketchley on Fri, 05/06/2015 - 17:22

For information contact: 07459035236; 07989235178

University College London (UCL, one of London’s top universities has threatened its students that they will be prevented from graduating, barred from returning to their courses and evicted from their halls if they do not call off an ongoing rent strike protest against “unliveable” conditions in student accommodation.

BUCS Bronze for UCL Cyclist

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 17:20

The British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) track cycling championships took place on May 23rd & 24th at the Manchester Velodrome. UCLU Cycling’s Obi Winter recorded a rapid time of 11.913 to take the Bronze medal in the Men’s Sprint.

The UCL Men’s team also recorded an impressive 8th place, in the team sprint.

Clubs and Socs Zero Tolerance Training!

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By Annie Tidbury on Mon, 01/06/2015 - 12:02

At the beginning of this year over 160 UCLU clubs and societies signed up to be a Zero Tolerance club or society! They took the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment pledge and were given both a badge for their Welcome Fair stall as well as an online badge for their club/soc web page. Since then I’ve delivered the Zero Tolerance Clubs & Socs training to over 30 presidents and treasurers, which is amazing, but we can do better than that!

Tonight at Union Council

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 11:08

It’s the last one of the year and this promises to be a bumper council, with everything from amendments to governing documents to a vote on the continuation of the Meat Free Mondays Project and the sabbatical officers’ final reports to lobbying UCL to prohibit smoking on the steps of the Portico. 

Evaluating Meat Free Mondays

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 10:29

UCLU have been holding Meat Free Mondays in most of it’s cafes throughout this term. We are now looking to evaluate the impact this has had on members and how they use our cafes. We are running a short survey to get a snapshot of views about Meat Free Mondays which will be presented to council this evening. Whether you were aware that we were running Meat Free Mondays or not we would like to hear your thoughts. To take part in the survey click here. The survey will close at 16.00 Monday 1June. 

Students Report back from NUS Women's Conference

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Thu, 28/05/2015 - 12:27

** content note: mention of sexual violence, misogynist trolling **

Back in March UCLU sent 4 representatives to the National Union of Students Women’s Conference. An annual 3 day long event that brings together hundreds of women students from all over the UK debate and discuss what NUS should be doing in this area. You can review all the conference documents on the NUS website and read the reports 2 of the delegates have written about their experiences of the conference. 

Student Barometer now live

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 15:40

Another term at UCL, another survey to fill in. But this one really is important!

The student barometer asks a number of questions not just about teaching and learning, but about student life, finances, accommodation, and university and UCLU services.

Not only that, but it’s the only University survey open to Undergraduates, PGT students, and PGR students, which enables UCL to get feedback from those groups, and UCLU to campaign where there are clear differences in how different groups of students are looked after.

Making UCL More Accessible: Mini Documentary Launch

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Fri, 22/05/2015 - 16:12

Last night UCLU Launched, UCL: Access Denied, a mini documentary that highlights the physical inaccessibility of UCL’s Bloomsbury campus. The documentary features a number of disabled and non disabled students and staff (including the UCL Provost and President, Michael Arthur) as they experience and discuss barriers to navigating their way around UCL.

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