University College London Union

Welcome International Students

International Students starting at UCL in 2014/15

Hello international students!

Hello and welcome to UCLU. I’m Leah, your Welfare & International Officer for the 2014/15 academic year. I represent your views to both college and the union. Please take a moment to read through the information on this page and if you have any queries please don’t hesitate in contacting me.

Once again a big welcome from myself,
Leah Francis


Living in London

Advice on immigration, visas, accommodation and other areas from UCLU’s Rights & Advice service. Visit the Living in London page.

UCLU for international students

UCLU’s International Students’ Officer Muhammad Omar represents all EU and International students in UCL and UCLU committees to ensure that your needs are being met. Muhammad is an international student from Kenya and therefore aware of the challenges that you may face in your first year here.

UCLU has an International Students’ Forum, which provides social events and a chance for you to meet each other.Find out more at uclu.org/international

International Students’ Orientation Programme (ISOP)

In September 2014 and January 2015 UCL International Student Support will be holding the International Students Orientation Programme for all new international students. 

UCLU Events during ISOP

Check out the line-up of events that we have in store for you to welcome you and to help you meet new people, show you popular places in London and introduce you to some of the popular ways people in the UK choose to socialise and relax.Tickets will be available to purchase both online and in person at www.uclu.org/shop. Please note they are available on a first come first served basis.

Come along to the North Cloisters on Wednesday and Thursday 10am - 4pm to pick up useful information on social events and other activities. See below as well for our full list of ISOP activities. 

ISOP Women's Coffee Hour

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

GIAG & ISOP: Literary Walking Tour

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 4:45pm

ISOP Boat Party

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 7:45pm

ISOP Ice Cream Social

Monday, 28 September 2015 - 8:00pm


Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 8:00pm

Ceilidh in the Quad

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 8:00pm

GIAG: This is London Walking Tour

Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 6:45pm

UCLU Clubs and Societies

Visit with some of the UCLU Clubs and Societies at ISOP and check out the full list here. UCLU bars and cafes will be open all week.