Ministry of Comedy, UCL’s long-running stand-up comedy night, kicks off 2013 with another smashing night of professional stand-up comedy. Nowhere in London - probably even the country - will get get to see such quality stand-up comedy for only £3 in advance! - Yes £3
Yesterday, three of the Full Time Officers of the Union wrote to Professor Malcolm Grant, Provost of UCL, with our concerns about the loss of the UCL Health Centre. The lease for the doctors’ surgery, the Gower Place Practice, runs out in 2014, and UCL Estates have made it clear that they do not intend to renew it. This will force the Practice off campus and, we believe, seriously threaten student welfare.
Come along to our Winter Volunteering Fair on Thursday 17th January and make 2013 the year you make a big dofference!
In the Wilkins South Cloisters the Volunteering Services Unit will host 40 different London-based opportunities for you to find out about, including British Heart Foundation, London Lishi Arts, Diabetes UK, Action Tutoring, Wiener Library, Hackney Pirates, vInspired, IntoUniversity, Westminster Befriend a Family, Access Sport, Disability in Camden, Streetwise Opera, UNICEF, Generating Genius, Great Ormond Street Hospital … and many more
With only a few weeks to go until nominations open for the Spring 2013 elections, now is the time for you to start thinking about the roles on offer and whether you could make a difference during your time at UCL. In February, all UCL students will elect their representatives for 2013-14 academic year, and you have the opportunity to be one of the candidates on the ballot.
If you’ve got a bright idea for a project that might benefit others, then there are grants available from UCL and UCLU to help you turn that idea into reality. Each scheme funds different types of activity - if you’re unsure which one is for you, get in touch with John Braime at the Volunteering Services Unit at
Jane Dickson is a PhD candidate in the anthropology department of UCL. She volunteers with The Urban Wild Project in South London. Jane’s research is into greenroofs. She loves spending time on high buildings looking over London’s skyline.
The Urban Wild Project aims to take local community action to put green (living) roofs on 35-40 properties in South London.
On 21 November, up to 10,000 students and supporters descended on London from around the country to join in the NUS and NCAFC demonstration against tuition fees and student debt. About 250 UCL students assembled in the Quad, where UCLU was providing hot soup and placards. This was the highest turnout to a demo in the Quad since the 2010 student protests.