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Continued from part 1

Here at the Volunteering Services Unit, we host regular Language & Culture Days, where UCL students organise a morning of cultural activities for pupils from local primary schools. Our event in November 2014 covered China, France and the Czech Republic.

Language & Culture Day

UCL Marrow exist to encourage their fellow students to sign up for the Bone Marrow Register, running regular sessions on campus. They also fundraise for the Anthony Nolan Trust with their (in)famous UCLU Naked Sports Calendar!

UCL Marrow Spit Clinic

Towards the end of November, a group of Archaeology Students organised our first Discovery Day, introducing Camden primary school children to the joys of their subject (and getting clay everywhere in the process).

discovery day

discovery day

We ran two specialist recruitment events in November - a Museums & Heritage Volunteering Fair, and a Postgraduate Volunteering & Public Engagement Fair in conjunction with UCL Public Engagement Unit, UCL Grand Challenges, and UCLU Postgrad Association.

museums fair

Postgrad Fair

Postgrad Fair 3

UCLU’s Sports Clubs have been active in the community, including The Grappling Club’s self defence classes at St Michael’s Primary School in Camden, and RUMS Women’s Football coaching with the students at the UCL Academy.

self defence class volunteers


Not too be outdone by the sports clubs, UCLU’s cultural societies have been busy too. DramaSoc ran drama workshops at Acland Burghley School in Camden, The German Society organised a Language & Culture Day for schools here at UCL, and Music Society rounded off the term by going Christmas carol singing to raise money for Foodcycle.

Loads of UCL students helped out at KIngs Cross & Brunswick Neighbourhood Association’s Christmas Gala. Students and local older people celebrated together - and things got pretty competitive with the Christmas Quiz. The event was supported through the Lloyds Scholars Scheme.

KCB Marchmont Christmas Party

Read about what our students got up to in Terms 2 and 3!

Photographs by Shaun Waldie, Paloma Portela Torres, Sara Foitova and Polina Tishina,