After a fantastic kick off to the London Varsity Series with last night’s Hockey matches, the fun continues at 2pm this afternoon. UCLU and KCLSU’s netball teams will be battling to be crowned the victory at the Somers Town Community Sports Centre, and UCLU is putting forward its best squad:
Hannah Button - Goal Attack/Centre - Captain
Bobbie Jackson - Wing Defence/Goal Defence - Vice Captain
Marking the weeks leading up to International Women’s Day (8th March 2014) UCLU Women’s Network has been displaying a selection of photo in the Print Room Café taken as part of the I’m a Feminist Because… project. Students and staff were asked to express their reasons why they still define themselves as a feminist in 2014. Please do re-post the photo you love using #feministucl.
Marilena Hadjittofi currently volunteers befriending patients on the Red Cell Haematology floor at the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre. She’s a a third year Psychology student and volunteers at the hospital once a week.
What do you do as a volunteer? Describe your typical session.
UCLU’s cheerleading squad, UCU Lightning showed everyone what they were made of at the annual SNF Future Cheer competition last month. The event is the largest university cheerleading competition in Europe and our teams came away with a fantastic 5 out of 7 trophies.
Despite being the new kids on the block (the society is only in its third year) UCLU Lightning competed with 13 other university teams to take away two first place, two second place and one third place prize across various team and stunting categories.
UCLU Hockey Club face their inaugural participation in the London Varsity Series this evening when both the women’s and men’s teams take on their counterparts from King’s College London.
Both the women’s and men’s teams are doing well in their respective leagues this year. The Women’s first team has topped their league, and has already beaten King’s in a LUSL meeting this year, while the Men’s first team has secured a promotion to the BUCS top division for the first time.
I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award for 2014, which we’ve designed to highlight the outstanding academics who support researcher development. We want to celebrate supervisors and the other academics (like the often-unsung postdocs!) who train and support us in becoming independent researchers in our own right.
Occult comedian Andrew O Neill (recently seen on Never Mind the Buzzcocks alongside Heidi Range and Maverick Sabre) will be headlining our spectacular comedy night, Ministry of Comedy on Tuesday 11th March. See more here
The UCLU spring elections are off to a flying start and it’s been great to see so many candidates campaigning for your votes. But, there are still lots of you how are yet to vote and there is still time left to decide!
If you’re still unsure of who will be getting your vote, come along to the Main Quad tomorrow to hear the sabbatical candidates talk about why they are running and what they hope to achieve if elected. Take a look at their manifestos before you come too!
On the 4th and 5th of March (tomorrow and the day after), outsourced workers at a neighbouring university, SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies) are going on strike, demanding an end to oursourcing, following a record-breaking 100% YES vote for strike action, on a 62% turnout.
Many students, particularly mature and part-time students, face problems with their timetables. According to the feedback collated from mature and part-time students in December, below are among the most common issues facing students:
There is less than a week for everyone to get their London Varsity tickets! Our teams have been working day and night, rain or shine to prepare for what promise to be some epic matches, so don’t miss out on the sporting event of the year!
If you want to know a bit more about the athletes, check out our brand new, shiny London Varsity website.
Yes, you read that correctly. UCLU are offering its tired, stressed and over-work (or maybe over-partied!) students FREE massages in the 2nd Floor Study in 25 Gordon Street today and every Monday for the rest of term in fact!
Come along, today between 12pm and 2pm - you’d be mad not to!
Maria Cross gives us an insight into UCLU Musical Theatre Society’s phenomenal schools project ….
35 UCL students, 32 school children, 3 performances, 1 big week.
The Big One is a student-led volunteering project that unites pupils from UCLU Musical Theatre Society and two local high schools to stage a school show like no other.
As a member of UCLU Musical Theatre Society, I was well aware of the past achievements of The Big One.
UCL has developed some online training for students on the subject of equality and diversity. Equality is about ensuring individuals are treated fairly and are not discriminated against or harassed on the grounds of characteristic such as their race or gender. The training has been designed to equip students with an understanding of their rights and responsibilities, both at university and in future workplaces.
We are aware that there has been a serious issue which has been affecting our members ability to log in to uclu.org today, Friday 28th February 2014. This is also impacting on the opening of voting as of 10am this morning, specifically meaning that for many there has delay in loading voting pages.
Please note that if you have been able to log in and vote, this will have been successful and once the current issue is resolved, you will be able to check the status of all of your votes.
The NSS is your opportunity to give your opinions on what you liked about your time at UCL as well as things that you felt could have been improved.
UCL and UCLU want to hear your views - it only takes 5 minutes.
This week marks the launch of this year’s UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards. We launched these awards last year in response to student feedback – you wanted a way to celebrate outstanding teaching across UCL and setting up these awards to raise the profile of teaching is part of our response to that. There are three categories to choose from, including Outstanding Teaching, Outstanding Support for Teaching and Outstanding Personal Support.