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Saturday 28 September 201910.00 to 18.00

Two days of Clubs and Societies, freebies, Society performances, food, drink… This is the Union’s Welcome Fair. On Saturday 28 September & Sunday 29 September from 10:00 - 16:00 (last entry is 15:00) we’ll be taking over UCL’s main campus to show you how you can make more happen at UCL. 

This year, we’ll be open an extra two hours on Saturday, till 18:00, with the last two hours dedicated to Postgraduates. All students, Undergraduate and Postgraduate, can still come after 16:00 however content from societies will be catered towards a more PG audience after 16:00. Last entry is 17:00. If you’re a Postgraduate, you can still come throughout the day but Clubs and Societies will be catering more to a Postgraduate audience after 16:00. 

You can come any time on Saturday or Sunday, no ticket is required and the fair is free to attend.

What is the Welcome Fair?

We’re expecting more than 15,000 UCL students across the two days. It’s your chance to talk to over 300 Union Sports Clubs, Societies, and student-led Networks. Alongside student-led clubs are a great selection of national and local businesses, ready and waiting with 1000’s of freebies to give you. In the Quad and Wilkins Terrace, will be live entertainment, society demonstrations, performances, music and food!

Read our insiders guide to the fair…

Enter the fair via the side entrance by the Student Centre


The Welcome Fair takes place on campus, around the Wilkins Building and main quad. All of these spaces are wheelchair accessible. If you have access needs, either come to the front of the queue (by the Refectory) where a member of event staff will be able to support you or message us at let us know when you’re planning to arrive and how we could support you. 

We have student volunteers on the day, able to assist students with hearing disabilities - please message us if you have hearing difficulties. Look out for them at the start of the fair.

There won’t be any live music from 10:00 - 10:30 on both days. On Saturday, it’ll be quieter from 16:30 - 18:00. 

The fair can be very busy, if crowded and busy environments prove challenging to you, we recommend either visiting at 10:00 on Saturday or after 13:00 on Sunday as this is typically when the fair is at its most quiet.