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Put the kettle on, set a timer, here’s an intro to all things Students’ Union UCL that you can read in under five minutes. 

We’re here to help you do more at UCL. Students are at the heart of everything we do, so much so that we’re led by seven students who are elected each year. 

We’re your route to 328 Clubs and Societies, countless volunteering opportunities, part-time jobs that fit around your studies, 100’s of events, great places to eat, drink and chill in, an Advice Service when you need it, and if you want to make lasting change at UCL, we can help you do that too. Now that you’re a student at UCL, you’ve got access to all the wonderful things we have to offer, it’s automatic. 

Clubs and Societies

Tea Appreciation Society welcomes those who drink their tea with their pinkie up and down but if tea isn’t your thing (how could it not be?!) we’ve got over 300 other Clubs and Societies for you to make friends, pursue your hobbies and add those extra skills to your CV.


There’s 1000’s of ways for you to do more and make a difference during your studies, and while you’re at it, you can add valuable stuff to your CV, give back to the communities you’re living in and discover London in a unique way. Our Volunteering Service is here to help. Find a volunteering opportunity led by students, a one-off project or long term commitment.  


We’ve got something for everyone. Look out for Project Active if you want something ad-hoc and low-key, TeamUCL if you want to follow your passion for a particular sport, and our Elite Athlete programme for those at the top of their game. 


Looking for part-time, seasonal or temporary work? We’ve got JobShop to help you find work that fits around student life and we’re adding new jobs every week. All of our student staff positions are posted on JobShop too. 

Help and Advice

Life isn’t always easy. We’re here to give you the support when you need us, care about the things you care about, and fight for you when need someone in your corner. If you need help or advice - we’re here

Student Voice 

We’re all in this together, and when we say ‘we’, we mean everyone at UCL; students, academics, support staff. What UCL is now and what it’ll be in the future is down to us, the UCL community. Your voice is central to the progress UCL makes; feedback about your experience, be a rep and work in partnership to make change, shape UCL as UCL shapes you. 

Places for you

We’re not-for-profit which means that every penny we make in our cafés, bars, gym and shop goes back to you through the services we provide; societies, advice, support, representation and volunteering. We offer student-friendly prices (£1.50 for a cappuccino, anyone?) and places we hope you’ll call home. And if you’re in search of UCL merch, the Hanger will have you covered. 

And lastly… events

We’ve got lots of events to welcome you into UCL and lots of events throughout the year. Check out all events run by societies and by us on our What’s On calendar.