University College London Union

Welcome International Students

International Students starting at UCL in 2015/16

Hello international students!

Hello and welcome to UCLU. I’m Tom, your Welfare & International Officer for the 2015/16 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,
Tom Robinson


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 Fanyao Zheng represents all EU and International students in UCL and UCLU committees to ensure that your needs are being met. Fanyao is an international student and therefore aware of some 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 2015 and January 2016 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.

WALS Workshop: British Slang and Idioms

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 11:30am

ISOP Women's Coffee Hour

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

ISOP Comedy Night

Friday, 25 September 2015 - 7:00pm

ISOP Bike Tours

Saturday, 26 September 2015 - 2:30pm

ISOP Welcome Breakfast

Monday, 21 September 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

ISOP Games Night

Monday, 21 September 2015 - 7:00pm

ISOP International Student Picnic

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 12:00pm

ISOP Volunteer Gardening Day

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

GIAG & ISOP: Literary Walking Tour

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 4:45pm

ISOP International Postgraduate Pub Quiz

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 7:00pm

ISOP International Undergraduate Pub Quiz

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 7:00pm

ISOP Games Night

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 7:00pm

ISOP Boat Party

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 7:30pm


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.