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Project Active: Killing monotony

By Karen, BA History With the start of a new academic year at UCL, I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone, try...

Project Active: Getting me-time

By Ahsana Parammal Vatteri, PhD in Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering  Project Active sessions have influenced my...

Secret study spots

Written by Georgina Bartlett, BA History & Matilda Singer, BASc Arts and Sciences Despite UCL being home to...

Rep, rep, repping

Every day, right across every UCL department, some of the over 1600 Academic Representatives work to make your...

Your safety on campus

Both the Union and UCL want you to be safe on campus. Unfortunately, there may be times when you or someone you know is feeling intimidated or...

"Pick something you’re passionate about and just start there”

Alexandra-Loredana Petrache is a PhD student at UCL. Last year she led a volunteering project with UCL Film Society working with the charity ...

Eight things to do as a European or International student

Written by JC Li, BA History As someone from France, the culture shock that I experienced when coming to London was brutal...

How to make the most of Studenthood

Written by Farida El-Kafrawy, BSc Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods At an assembly in high school, I clearly...

What I wish I knew before coming to London

Written by Emma Cheung, BA English Whether you’re from Birmingham or Grantham, Shanghai or Padua, moving to London is a big...

7 places to pick up cheap toiletries

Written by Eleanor Booth, Department of Education, Practise and Society There are some essentials you can’t live without –...

Where to pick up your homeware essentials: 5 inspirational room ideas for your new digs

Written by Eleanor Booth, Department of Education, Practise and Society Whether you are shopping a month before term starts...

Going solo

By Alexandra Dewing, BA Comparative Literature There is so much stigma around doing things alone, no more so than at...

Adapting to a new way of studying

Being an adult comes with freedom and responsibility. In high school, most people are closely supervised by teachers who monitor your work, assess...

Best Welcome events for those who don't drink

If you don’t drink or are joining UCL before your 18th birthday, we’ve got you sorted. There’s a lot of events focusing heavily...

Lifting up my PhD experience with Sports Clubs

By Aaron Wade, Chemical Engineering PhD Student I’ve spent four years at UCL and during my undergraduate studies, I was a...

TeamUCL as a Fresher

TeamUCL is here if you want to follow your passion for a particular sport. So, what’s sports like at UCL? Hear...

“For me, it’s fantastic because it’s my research come to life!”

“It’s not just about your work, it’s about what it can bring to other people” ...

Jumping into a new project

“The support I got from the Volunteering Service was really useful!” ...

A year of One-Off Volunteering

We’re your One-Off Volunteering Ambassadors, here to help you get the most out...

Freshers' Packing Checklist

Here’s what you do (and don’t) need to bring with you Bring Fancy dress - a well resourced fancy dress box will...

Tour of Union Spaces

All of our spaces are your spaces. Here at the Union, we’re transforming our bars, cafes, fitness and study areas to create the perfect places for...

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