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Food for thought

Student-led volunteering project Zero Food Waste will be collecting unsold food from our cafes and donating it to charity, reducing our environmental impact, and increase our social impact.

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Clubs and Societies make things better

Look at all of the amazing things Societies and Clubs have done to make the world a better place!

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Don't Pay Again

With fees sky high, we don't think there should be additional charges on you course. Your Education Officer has been lobbying on this and the first concession has been the abolition of the £15 transcript fee.

Find out more about the campaign What additional costs do you face?

We're auditing Auditing

Thanks to one Academic Rep's work, UCL are now developing an official and consistent approach to letting students attend modules they're interested in, but not enrolled on.

Other Reps' achievements Find your Rep

Hairy Fundraisers

Collectively, Team UCL have raised an enormous, incredible, facial hair raising, £15,193, making #TeamUCL the 7th biggest fundraisers for Movember this year.

Follow TeamUCL

A step in the right direction

Our campaign has got UCL management to agree to seek an extra £140k of funding for mental health funding

Find out more Keep up with the campaign

We're officially investors in people

We've achieved Investors in People accreditation, we're officially a great place to work.

Find out about the accreditation Do we have a job for you?

£10,500 for the Mexico Earthquake Appeal

Mexican Society have been raising money for the earthquake appeal and to date they've raised an incredible £10,500

Read about their work here Join Mexican Society

We've got space sorted

We've worked with Estates and Libraries to secure 300 extra study spaces during term three. 

Find out about the spaces Check availability with UCL Go!

Making graduation better for PGt students

We helped on Academic Rep successfully lobby UCL bring overseas Masters' students' graduations forward to November, instead of holding them nearly 12 months later.

Other Rep achievements Find your Rep

Tackling Sexual Harassment

This year we delivered over 200 Active Bystander workshops to 4500 students. 89% of attendees agreed that the workshop, helped them feel prepared to intervene in situations if witness sexual harassment.

Gold for Deborah Alawode

Deborah Alawode, a second year medical student and member of the #TeamUCL Barbell Club, has won Gold at the British Weightlifting Championships. Lifting 154kg to take the U75 junior title.

Read more about the win Join the Barbell Club

Reducing plastic waste

We have taken a number of steps to reduce our waste, including offering a discount for cafe customers that bring their own reusable mug and ditching plastic straws.

Find out more Help us be more sustainable

Fee update

International student fees: We’ve made sure that international student fees stay fixed throughout your degree.

Find out more

"My relationship with my inner self gets better and it makes me more healthy too"

Project Active is helping more people like Uyun enjoy exercise and try things they never would have before.

Watch Uyun's video in full Find out more about Project Active

More ways to help

We've made big changes that mean we can give a wider range of advice to students in need.

Learn more about the changes

Supporting student parents

Your Postgraduate Students' Officer has convinced UCL to review its provisions for student parents. We’ve already won a commitment to expand the nursery and will use this review to push for more improvements.

 

Find out what we'll be arguing for Consider becoming a representative for student parents and carers

A win for our students

Our Advice Team successfully helped four students dispute an unfair £11,000 bill from their landlord and saved them almost £10k

More about our Advice Service Housing advice

Celebrating amazing education

More of you then ever nominated a staff member for a Student Choice Award this year, with 1084 nominations for 633 different staff members.

Find out more

Cutting the Rent at UCL

The union and Cut The Rent have secured a number of improvements to rent pricing in UCL accommodation for 2018/19.

Find out more about the changes Follow Cut The Rent

Helping you discover things you'll love

Our first ever Give it a Go Week saw over 200 of you trying new activities. From film making, to beer tasting and juggling, students took part on more than 20 completely student led activities. 

See what we've got coming up Run your own Give it a Go activity

Ensuring exams reflect course content

When students on MSc Clinical Opthamology felt their December exams didn't reflect the course content, one Academic Rep worked on rectifying the issue.

Find out how Find your Rep

"There are very successful ways to raise a topic in your department which I wasn't aware of before the training"

We have trained 1,022 Academic and Faculty Reps and 97% of them said the training gave them the tools they need to represent you better..

Find your Rep now Interested in being a rep?

Where more happens

In addition to the funding we provide, we've helped Clubs and Socs secure an extra £67,740 of funding to help them run better, more subsidised activities for you. 

Join a Club or Society Start your own

Our Community

Since last September, we've helped 2,134 students find community volunteering opportunities in London

Look at our photo story Find an opportunity

Standing against government changes

Last year, UCL was one of a dozen universities to successfully boycott the NSS; this led to the House of Lords temporarily severing the link between the TEF and fee rises, and delaying the wider implementation of the reforms.

Find out why we are boycotting again

70 years of Film Society

This year, our Film Society is celebrating 70 years of activity, supported by the Union. They have spawned talent such as Christopher Nolan and score composer David Julyan.

Find out how they celebrated Join Film Soc

Proud to be TeamUCL

For Pride in TeamUCL Week, 65 club reps attended Pride in Sport training, 136 students attended a Gender Neutral sports activity and #prideinteamucl got 3430 likes across the week on Instagram.

Read Lizzie's Pride story Read Louis' Pride story

Making studying easier

Your Education Officer has worked with UCL to implement a tool that will allow you to check for free library seats online.

Find out how Sarah got this done Check out the tool

Improvements in Department of Greek and Latin

“This year has been a good one for improvements - we gained undergrads access to the departmental kitchen, something which has been greatly desired since my first year.” 

Alexandra Fraser, Course Rep

Other Reps' achievements Find your Rep

Award winners

We’re making sure that sport on campus is inclusive. And the rest of the UK is taking notice.

Read about it here

On Time Timetable

The UCL exam timetable was released on time for the first time in 4 years, with help from Education Officer Sarah.

Read Sarah's blog

Dairy free delight

We've found a new supplier that will allow our cafes to offer soya milk coffees at no additional cost. Saving you 30p per drink. 

See our other cafe deals Read our plans for developing our spaces