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#myUCLyear - tell us your stories

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 18:34

Your big nights out, and quiet nights in; your training sessions and league matches; your practices and performances; your smiles and tears: share everything you do this year at UCL and be part of a bigger story.

With almost 30,000 students at UCL, everyone has a unique experience. From the clubs and societies you join and the exams you cram for to the events you enjoy and the laughter you share, you are an essential component of the vibrant UCL community.

Alternative Freshers

By Hajera Begum on Thu, 18/09/2014 - 17:53

Many students are a little overwhelmed when starting university. Welcome Week is a great time to meet new people and find out what your interests are. There is a big myth about drinking culture during this time and many people are worried that only those who enjoy drinking can get involved. This is not the case at all!

Check out our Alternative Freshers guide below:

Volunteer for Black History Month - Get a free t-shirt!

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Thu, 18/09/2014 - 16:00

Join our vibrant group to make Black History Month 2014 a success. Our jam-packed programme includes a variety of events from lecture series to market days and shows. This is a chance for us to renew our celebrations and recognitions of the achievements of students, staff, and alumni of African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean descent.

Anyone can apply, regardless of experience. You will get a free t-shirt and volunteer training on the spot.

Apply here now!

Raise The Bar! - Free Tickets

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 11:55

Hat Trick Productions (makers of Outnumbered, Have I Got News For You and ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’) would like to extend an invitation to all UCL students to come and watch the recording of a brand new quiz show they are making, hosted by the Hairy Bikers, Si King & Dave Myers! This promises to be a hilarious fun night and the tickets are FREE!

UCLU shop now re-opened

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 15:43

UCLU are pleased to announce that the issue relating to the online shop has now been resolved.

You can now purchase items from our online shop and proceed through payments to make a successful transaction.

Notice to those who attempted to purchase an item from the shop before today:

Weekly Blog Post – Volunteering, Demonstrating, Graduating

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By Annie Tidbury on Fri, 29/08/2014 - 18:20

**Content note: mention of suicide and rape in relation to the ‘Migrant X’ abortion case

I’ve spent a lot of the past week moving flat and took a day off either side of the bank holiday weekend to move my stuff across London, so rather than writing two blog posts that span three days each, I’ve decided to condense them into one.

Register to vote in the UK

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 14:57

Registering to vote in England has changed, and as a student, your voice in the national political arena is important with a General Election looming in 2015.

Under the new system (Individual Electoral Registration), you now have the option to register online. Each person is required to register to vote individually, rather than by household and they must be registered under their current address.

Welcome to UCLU

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 08:30

Welcome to UCLU!

Congratulations: you made it through A-Levels, the IB or one of the myriad of other qualifications which you have to sit to get to university. It may be a cliché, but this really is one of the most exciting times of your life.  Whether you can’t wait to get here or you’re feeling a bit nervous, UCLU can help you navigate the first few weeks – and the next few years.

UCell at the Green Man Festival

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Mon, 11/08/2014 - 10:41

UCell are a team of PhD students, lecturers and industrial partners working on electricity production from hydrogen.  Our aim is to demonstrate the real potential of alternative energies by providing fuel cell generated electricity to events, along with public engagement and demonstrations to inform and educate about fuel cells and energy technologies in general.

My Campaign Priorities for the Year

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By Annie Tidbury on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:49

** Content note: brief mention of sexual harassment and stalking.

This year I have big plans. I’ve already reached the end of my first full week as Women’s Officer and I thought that now would be a good time to write some of those plans down in a place where women students can read about them.  

Blog posts can be long and rambling things, but luckily, my campaigning priorities can be handily divided into four broad categories:

1. A safer campus for women students.

University Management Are Not On Your Side!

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By Hannah Webb on Thu, 31/07/2014 - 23:46

I have come to the end of my sabbatical year, as External Affairs and Campaigns Officer. Over the course of the year, a number of suspicions that I had about the university have been confirmed; ideas that I have and share with other people of what a university should be is extremely different to how it is currently operated. UCL, although this is the case for all universities, is run with a complete absence of democracy, almost entirely controlled by senior managers, for agendas they dictate, rather than by those who actually make up the institution (students and staff).

UCLU takes on Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 13:08

Three UCLU student groups - UCLU Comedy Club, UCLU Drama Society and UCLU Cheese Grater Magazine Society - are taking to the stage in this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, starting from this weekend. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh. Thousands of performers fill Edinburgh’s stages covering all aspects of arts performance. 

UCLU Comedy Club are bringing two shows:

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