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Action for Blind People - 'Blind Bit of Difference' Competition

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Wed, 11/12/2013 - 13:37

Only one in three people of working age, who are blind or partially sighted, are employed. That means that there is a pool of talent that is currently untapped - and leaves many willing and able people unable take their place in the workforce and to fulfil their potential. That’s why we are calling on students to develop an innovative business solution, or tool that will equip people with sight loss for employment in order to generate a sustainable income for today - and for the future.
 

UCLU Sports Naked Calendar - Now Online

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Tue, 10/12/2013 - 14:44

It’s that time of year again when gloves and scarves come out of hiding, when Christmas lights go on around London and, of course, when brave athletes from UCLU sports teams get their kit off for charity. Yes, it’s the UCLU Sports Naked Calendar back for the fourth year running, pairing up once again with UCL Marrow to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust’s – helping save the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders.

Stand up comedy - Just £3!!

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 12:08

Nowhere else can you watch high quality professional comedians in a great convenient location than at our famous Ministry of Comedy nights. Tuesday 10th December  sees stand up comedy from the mighty moustachioed Mike Wozniak and musical comedian Carly Smallman. Tickets are £5 on the door so save yourself £2 and buy yours now.

Success over changes to the National Scholarship Programme

By Keir Gallagher on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 13:45

Last week, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) announced that the government will be bringing forward cuts to the National Scholarship Programme (NSP). The NSP was established in 2010 when student fees rose from £3000 to £9000 per year, in an attempt to ensure that university access is not restricted to wealthy students.

The Give One Campaign Raises £2000 for Medic to Medic

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Thu, 28/11/2013 - 10:08

After two weeks of non-stop campaigning, UCL’s Medic to Medic and Free Hype society have raised £2000 with the Give One campaign.

Free Hype society provides small, London based charities with free marketing and advertising. Over the past year Free Hype has been working with Medic to Medic UCL which aims to financially support healthcare students in Malawi and Uganda.

UCLU Sports Naked Calendar

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Tue, 26/11/2013 - 16:39

It’s that time of year again when gloves and scarves come out of hiding, when Christmas lights go on around London and, of course, when brave athletes from UCLU sports teams get their kit off for charity. Yes, it’s the UCLU Sports Naked Calendar back for the fourth year running, pairing up once again with UCL Marrow to raise money for Anthony Nolan.

Coming out as Disabled – Would you like to tell your story?

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Tue, 26/11/2013 - 11:50

‘Coming out as disabled’ is an event set up by NUS encouraging disabled students to write a blog about their own experience of living with a disability. The aim is to fill social media with students’ own stories to challenge people’s preconceived ideas about what disability is and the impact it has lives. The release of the blogs- 3rd December- is the International Day of Disabled People.

Postgraduate Volunteering & Public Engagement Fair

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Mon, 25/11/2013 - 14:59

UCL Postgrads! Are you interested in making connections with local communities? Thinking about volunteering? Want to collaborate with people outside of academia? If so, come along to UCLU’s first ever Postgraduate Volunteering and Public Engagement Fair. There will be dozens of stalls to browse, and staff from across UCL and UCLU to give advice about volunteering and public engagement. Oh, and we’ll have refreshments too.

Why are staff striking on Dec 3? What does it mean for us?

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By Ben Towse on Fri, 22/11/2013 - 19:16

Since their bosses are still refusing to budge on unfair pay, teaching, support and research staff at UCL and universities across the UK have announced that they will have no choice but to go on strike again on 3 December. This means they will not come into work. Any and all facilities and activities in UCL may be closed or cancelled. UCLU have voted to support our staff as they campaign for fair pay - this FAQ is intended to let you know more about what’s going on.

Netball organise successful tournament

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By Doris Szu Chen on Fri, 22/11/2013 - 17:57

Report by Alice Lawson, Netball President

Photos by Maxine Mackintosh, Cycling Social Secretary

Netball Interclub Tournament 2013

Friday 15th of November, 6pm, Weather: icy cold but miraculously no snow, Fancy Dress Theme: Tube stations

16 teams entered into the interclub tournament this year all with the aim to take the title from reigning champions UCLU Dodgeball. Split in to four different groups with only the group winner progressing to the semi finals the competition was intense from the start.

UCLU Typhoon Haiyan Appeal - Donate and Mitigate

By Katerina M Kokkinou on Wed, 20/11/2013 - 13:11

A small group of students from all over UCL are mobilising efforts across campus to raise funds for the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Please see below a message from them:

Less than two weeks ago, the Philippines took a direct hit from one of the strongest typhoons in history. With more than 12 million affected, 4 million displaced, and 3900 estimated dead, the country is reeling.

Concert in the Quad

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 12:51

It’s getting chilly, shops are packed and we’ve all seen the Coca-Cola advert.  Christmas is very nearly upon us and it’s time to start getting into the spirit.  And there is no better way to do that than coming along to our famous Concert in the Quad.

Colours & Awards Panel Elections for Clubs & Societies

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 16:38

Colours & Awards Panel Elections for Clubs & Societies

Thu 28 Nov 6pm

CSC Common Room, 2nd floor Bloomsbury Theatre Building

Planning on writing any clubs & societies colours and/or award nominations this year? eg. Centenary Colours, Club/Society of the Year etc.

Want to understand how the awarding process works?

Want to be on one of the colours panels to enhance your CV and get a great insight into the awarding process?

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