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How do we make more happen at UCL? We work with the smartest, most enthusiastic and driven people we know, our 43,000 members.

Students’ Union UCL provides a range of services that helps you to make the most of university - and discover more about yourself. We offer over 300 clubs and societies, and run a selection of bars, cafes and shops on campus. We can help you get involved in campaigning, volunteering, and even changing the way the university works.

Every student at UCL is automatically a member of the Union making us one of the largest and most diverse student communities in the world. 

We are a registered charity and you can find out more about our trustees and how we’re governed.

Our Purpose

The objects of the Union are the advancement of education of Students at UCL for the public benefit by:

  • promoting the interests and welfare of Students at UCL during their course of study and representing, supporting and advising Students;
  • being the recognised representative channel between Students and UCL and any other external bodies; and
  • providing social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities and forums for discussions and debate for the personal development of its Students.

Our Vision

To be the best part of the UCL student experience and to be one of the best students’ unions in the UK and internationally.

Our Mission

We’re here to help students…

  • make more of their time at UCL.
  • get outstanding support when they need it from our advice and welfare services.
  • have strong influence with UCL and the wider community locally and nationally on issues of importance to their lives as students
  • experience more at university and develop strong social connections and communities through our societies, activities, sports, volunteering service and events.
  • feel at home in our excellent spaces.

Our Values

Student Driven

  • Our students drive everything we do from our leadership and services, to our activities and campaigns.
  • We focus on what matters to them.
  • We listen when they talk, so that we can meet their needs.
  • We are answerable to students, and demonstrate our impact and value.


  • We are a diverse, vibrant community and represent many different voices.
  • We value every voice and want to hear from all our members.
  • Our support and services are available to all our members.
  • We believe in freedom of speech on campus. We want everyone to be able to share their views.


  • We broaden horizons by creating opportunities and helping to make amazing experiences happen.
  • We encourage students to try new things, to participate and to take action.
  • We provide support when students need it and encourage them to leap beyond their comfort zone.
  • We want students to discover new passions and do more than they thought possible.


  • We help to make university life fun, distinctive and memorable.
  • Our activities, societies, sports and events help students make friends and discover new skills and interests.
  • We welcome everyone with open arms and strive to make every student feel included.


  • We are innovative and ambitious.
  • We empower our students to grow and to change the world around them.
  • We represent all students and fight their corner.
  • We are part of a diverse, exciting city which has welcomed bold thinkers and dreamers for centuries.