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"Volunteering has helped me feel more at home in a foreign country!"

Nashwa Naushad is an MSc student studying Sustainable Urbanism. She’s been spending her time helping at one-off events as well as ongoing placements - read her story to find out why she loves volunteering. 

What you can do as a Postgrad

The Union is not just for undergrads. There is so much on offer for postgrads to get involved in and here’s this year’s Postgraduate Students’ Officer, Jim, to tell you a bit more about what you can do.

Mastering the Master's

As a Master’s student, all you have is a year to master the subject. So, is one year good enough to master the subject in a real sense or there is more to the course than just attaining high grades?  

A Postgraduate community at UCL?

As a Canadian transplant to London, starting my PhD meant so much more than adjusting to a new school, a new lab, and a new supervisor. Namely, I didn’t know anyone. It hasn’t always been easy, but after a few years and a lot of trial and error, I think I’ve found some strategies that work.

"Engaging with the public is a great way to stay connected with the impact aims of your research."

Rebecca Shutt is a PhD researcher in the department of Physics and Astronomy, and has been volunteering. Have a read of her story below to see what it’s like volunteering as a PhD student, why she enjoys leading scientific workshops and why she finds volunteering so rewarding.

From undergrad to postgrad... What I would do differently

One of the main lessons I picked up from my undergrad was that a degree is more than the final grade you get; it is also the people you meet and the experiences you have…

What's it like being a Postgraduate student and working full-time?

Being a postgraduate student, in full-time employment is a different ball game. Sure, people do it all the time, but it definitely feels like trying to write 100 essays, keeping up with deadlines at work as well as trying to win the Nobel peace prize all at once - it is overwhelming. Here’s how Anjora managed it all.