The campaign to Save the UCL Health Centre is gaining ground: almost 1,200 people have signed the online petition (with about 200 more on paper), the website is online, the Union officers have had two meetings with UCL Senior Management, and the Gower Place Practice doctors have met with the Provost. But we don’t yet have a resolution.
Most of the vacancies we have at the Volunteering Services Unit can be done in a few hours a week, and we have lots of one-off events you can try out. However, for those of you with a bit more time to spare, and who really want to immerse yourself in the world of volunteering, we do offer more substantial opportunities.
Pi Media society and Film society have launched Pi TV, UCLU’s first form of student television! With programmes ranging from comedy chat shows with UCLU society presidents to backstage looks at upcoming student productions to news briefs from around campus, it’s well worth a look! Pi TV can be found on Pi Media’s website at www.pimedia.org.uk/category/pi-tv
Not ones to let the latest craze to flood the internetz pass by without a valid Gower Street contribution, UCL students took over the Quad today at lunchtime to particpate in their own version of the “Harlem Shake” meme.
Hundreds…no, thousands…no, maybe even millions…(maybe not millions) of students jumped around in costumes (they were costumes, right?) to the now-infamous tune created by electronic musician Baauer.
So, were you there?
The UCLU Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) has been postponed to Tuesday 26 February. Apologies for any inconvenience that this causes. The motions already submitted will be discussed at the postponed meeting and any emergency motions will also be considered by the Union Chair.
For more information about the business which will be discussed, please check out the agenda and motions.
5 Top Tips for the Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM)
2. Get a couple of mates to come along to the meeting with you
3. Get to the meeting on time (or ideally slightly early) – registration from 5:30pm
4. Don’t be afraid to get up and speak in the debates
5. If you have any questions please ask!
For the second year running, RAG are organising the most exciting event of the year in the quad… bungee jump!
We’re hiring in a 50ft crane which will be positioned within the quad for people to bungee jump from! It literally is the experience of a lifetime.. Last year over 100 people took the challenge and jumped 150ft into the quad, fancy a go?
We had (yet) another suprise guest at the last Ministry of Comedy (5th February) this time in the form of Russell Howard. This was in addtion to the already amazing linup of Robin Ince (you may be familair with his Podcast - The Infinite Monkey Cage with Prof Brian Cox) Nicky Doodty and headlined by Rude Tube presenter and Ministry of Comedy regular - Alex Zane.
Last year’s TEDxUCL event was a huge success and we are once again reaching out to the UCL community to find speakers who are committed to the power of ideas, to speak at the second TEDxUCL.
To travel away from UCL as far as possible in 36 hours WITHOUT paying for any transport. You can hitchike, blag free transport, talk your way in to a free flight or work your way onto a ferry to france. Last year teams got to Poland, Alicante, Berlin, South of France and more so it is definitely achievable.
Lots of you tell us that they’d like to get involved in volunteering … but that you’re too busy to commit to something. Others like a bit of variety in their life and don’t want to do the same thing each week. And there are those who are a bit unsure about volunteering.
Well, we’ve something for you all – our One-Off Volunteering Programme. We have loads of activities to try which don’t require a regular commitment – just sign up, show up and have a great time.
Final year undergraduate students are encouraged to take part in this year’s National Student Survey which is open until the end of April. The survey, which has taken place annually since 2005, gathers students’ opinions on their higher education experience in institutes across the UK.
By Rob Stanley
“Hello, may I entertain you with some science?” This was how I introduced myself to countless strangers in St Pancras station over the past two weeks. I might not be an athlete, but I certainly feel like I’ve been put through my paces over the Olympics!
The petition is now live for the Save Health Centre Campaign: sign it here. We’ve had almost 100 signatures in 4 hours! It’s aimed at members of the UCL community, so please indicate if you’re a UCL student, staff-member, alumna, etc.
On 30 January 2013, voting opened for a referendum on UCLU governance changes. The voting closed at noon today, Wednesday 6 February.
The referendum results are below. They will be considered by UCLU Council on Thursday.
UCL’s Spectrum Volunteering society, run by medical students since 1982, has the simple ethos to link children with special needs (ranging from cerebral palsy, Autistic spectrum disorder and Global developmental delay) to volunteering pairs to support and foster their development and happiness.
Did you see our suprise guest Lee Nelson at the last Ministry of Comedy?
Our next installment of stand up comedy promises to be just as jammed packed with top quality talent featuring Robin Ince ( you may know him from the brilliant The Infinite Monkey Cage podcast series with Professor Brian Cox) and Nick Doody.
- all for just £3 in advance (more on the door)
We’re looking for a male student to take part in an existing mentoring project at Archbishop Tenison’s School in Lambeth. You’ve got into UCL – could you inspire a young person to do the same? As a mentor, you’ll be supporting a student studying for their GCSEs, both at the school, on visits to UCL and on a residential trip to another university city at the end of the academic year. You’ll get training and support, and the chance to make a big difference to someone’s life chances. It’s not too late to get involved.