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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!

Timetabling issues?

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 18:07

Many students, particularly mature and part-time students, face problems with their timetables. According to the feedback collated from mature and part-time students in December, below are among the most common issues facing students: 

Varsity is Coming!

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 12:00

There is less than a week for everyone to get their London Varsity tickets!  Our teams have been working day and night, rain or shine to prepare for what promise to be some epic matches, so don’t miss out on the sporting event of the year!  

If you want to know a bit more about the athletes, check out our brand new, shiny London Varsity website.

Behind the scenes at 'The Big One'

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Sat, 01/03/2014 - 12:47

Maria Cross gives us an insight into UCLU Musical Theatre Society’s phenomenal schools project ….

35 UCL students, 32 school children, 3 performances, 1 big week.

The Big One is a student-led volunteering project that unites pupils from UCLU Musical Theatre Society and two local high schools to stage a school show like no other.

As a member of UCLU Musical Theatre Society, I was well aware of the past achievements of The Big One.

Receive a £10 Waterstones voucher for testing online training

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Fri, 28/02/2014 - 18:23

UCL has developed some online training for students on the subject of equality and diversity. Equality is about ensuring individuals are treated fairly and are not discriminated against or harassed on the grounds of characteristic such as their race or gender. The training has been designed to equip students with an understanding of their rights and responsibilities, both at university and in future workplaces.

Elections voting issues - Update

By Daniel Warham on Fri, 28/02/2014 - 16:14

We are aware that there has been a serious issue which has been affecting our members ability to log in to uclu.org today, Friday 28th February 2014.  This is also impacting on the opening of voting as of 10am this morning, specifically meaning that for many there has delay in loading voting pages.

Please note that if you have been able to log in and vote, this will have been successful and once the current issue is resolved, you will be able to check the status of all of your votes.

Student Choice Teaching Awards - Nominations Open!

By Keir Gallagher on Thu, 27/02/2014 - 11:48

This week marks the launch of this year’s UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards. We launched these awards last year in response to student feedback – you wanted a way to celebrate outstanding teaching across UCL and setting up these awards to raise the profile of teaching is part of our response to that. There are three categories to choose from, including Outstanding Teaching, Outstanding Support for Teaching and Outstanding Personal Support.

Sports Ball Update

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By Doris Szu Chen on Wed, 26/02/2014 - 12:41

Sports Ball tickets have sold out. We are exploring the possibility of increasing the number of tickets (nothing is guaranteed) and will let you know as soon as possible.

IntoUniversity - Volunteer Mentors

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Wed, 26/02/2014 - 12:18

Inspire young people to raise their aspirations and achieve their potential. IntoUniversity provides a network of learning centres in disadvantaged areas and we are looking for enthusiastic and committed UCL students to become mentors in 2014. Volunteers are asked to contribute just 1-2 hours every two weeks at one of our 11 centres across London and take part in fun activities together and in groups.
Our next training session is on Wednesday 5th March, 1-5pm.
To find out more watch this short film

Report: Postgrad teaching assistant campaign meeting

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By Ben Towse on Fri, 21/02/2014 - 11:57

There are some serious problems facing many postgraduate teaching assistants (PGTAs) at UCL. Wages are low and being cut, and many aren’t even paid for all their hours of marking and preparation work. But at a meeting we held recently, we heard how PGTAs in a number of departments are getting organised – and winning real improvements as a result. It’s been really exciting to see these campaigns kick off, and particularly to be involved in some of them!

*Content warning for discussion of sexual assault.

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By Doris Szu Chen on Thu, 20/02/2014 - 21:23


3 weeks ago, I wrote a blog about how I was sexually assaulted on the tube. Yesterday, I was told the sentence. The man who sexually assaulted me was found guilty of ‘intentionally touching [me] and that touching was sexual when [I] did not consent and [he] did not reasonably believe that [I] was consenting Contrary to section 3 of the Sexual Offenses Act 2003.’ The Court ordered:


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