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Who won our Student Choice Teaching Awards?

Mon, 19/05/2014 - 11:25

It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of this year’s UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards. We have been delighted to receive nominations from across the university, highlighting the impact good teaching can have on students’ experience at UCL. Every nominee should be proud of the positive impact they’ve had in helping students develop and thrive at UCL. The high quality of the nominations didn’t make it easy for the panel, but the winners were those which really showed themselves to stand out in their dedication to quality teaching and support for students.

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

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By Doris Szu Chen on Sun, 18/05/2014 - 00:17

UCLU statement on the Garage Theatre Workshop relocation

In March, I wrote that the Garage Theatre Workshop, UCL’s only student-run performance space, will relocate to the Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre. UCLU supported the Save Your UCLU Student Theatre campaign because one of our objects is providing social, cultural and recreational activities for the personal development of UCL students.

Any UCL Questions with Jonathan Dimbleby - have your say on the UCL 2034 plan.

Fri, 16/05/2014 - 13:54

Any UCLQuestions?

Hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 5.30pm-7pm

 Venue: Cruciform Building, Lecture Theatre 1

The topic for discussion will be UCL 2034, the draft strategy for UCL over the next two decades.  The panel of four UCL speakers - staff, student and alumni will answer questions from the audience.

Free Tickets for UCL students - Stand Up Comedy Show (TV)

Wed, 14/05/2014 - 14:23

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 stand-up comedy TV show we’re making, hosted by Alexander Armstrong.

The show is called You Must Be Joking! Applying for the free tickets takes one minute – just click through to this link here and fill out a short registration form.

UCU members vote to call off marking boycott – what does this mean?

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By Ben Towse on Tue, 06/05/2014 - 10:51
  • UCU trade union members vote to accept pay offer from employers and cancel marking boycott
  • Negotiations to continue on the gender pay gap and more – keep up the pressure!
  • Concessions won because of the campaign but the outcome is a defeat

N.B. I’ve written a more in-depth version of this article for the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts, which you can find here.

Karaoke Every Saturday!

Fri, 02/05/2014 - 11:24

Remember that during exam time we still have Karaoke every Saturday from 8pm in Mullys (136 Gower Street) 
Drinks just £1.80(ts&cs apply)

Please note that as of 24th May we will no longer be hosting Karaoke but will be back in full force in September!

UCLU announces this year's Student Choice Teaching Awards roll of honour

Wed, 30/04/2014 - 14:07

UCLU is delighted to announce the roll of honour for the 2014 Student Choice Teaching Awards. We would like to say thank you on behalf of all the students who nominated for your continued contribution to Outstanding Teaching, Support for Teaching, Personal Support and Researcher Development at UCL.

See here for more information on the Student Choice Teaching Awards.

Nightline is ready to take your call if you're finding it tough

Tue, 29/04/2014 - 11:18

Exams and coursework can cause additional stresses and worries for students, on top of all that they cope with already. If you are having a difficult time, London Nightline is here to listen to any sort of issue that might be on your mind, no matter how big or small. 

You can talk to Nightline volunteers in complete confidence, and they won’t judge you or tell you how to run your life: they will simply listen to whatever you want to say.

"Spending my time doing volunteer work is one of the most rewarding and satisfying things I have done as a student"

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Thu, 24/04/2014 - 16:27

Joy Ho volunteers as a Gallery Assistant at the Museum of the Order of St John. She is Material and Visual Culture Masters student at the Department of Anthropology, and helps out fortnightly at the museum.

What do you do as a volunteer? Describe your typical session.

Zhanelya Subebayeva

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Thu, 24/04/2014 - 13:28

Zhanelya is a 3rd year Computer Science student. For the last 5 months she has volunteered 1-2 hours a week with The Liver Group Charity, working on their web content and social media presence.

What do you do as a volunteer? Describe your typical session.

I am responsible for managing the charity’s website content and design updates, with the aim of improving their on-line presence. I also manage and update a number of their social media channels, such as YouTube.

Cycling and Culture Symposium at UCL on 1 May

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 15:07

Cycling has been growing quickly in London but still remains a minority form of transport, with even lower participation in other parts of the UK. What status does this give cycling in culture? Are cyclists considered ‘outsiders’, and if so, what does this mean?

This half-day symposium organised by UCL Transport Institute will look at cycling and culture from a range of perspectives, attempting to shed light on how cyclists interact with their environment and with others.

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