What you can expect in January

Welcome is about bringing people together, fostering friendships, helping you settle in, and introducing you to all the wonderful things UCL has to offer.

Whether you're back for term two or you're completely new to UCL, we've got a lot planned to help you get into the swing of things and to see what you can get involved with during your time here...

Spaces for you

Our bars, cafes, shops and gym will be open and ready to welcome you in January! We can’t wait to see you in these spaces again, enjoying everything we have to offer. Pizza in the Institute Bar, Pints in the Huntley, Paninis in Gordon’s Cafe, or pull-ups in Bloomsbury Fitness – we’re here for it all, including things that don’t start with ‘p’.

Our bars, cafes, shops and gym work a little differently to the kind you might be used to. We live by four promises; we put every penny of profit back into your community, we’re always better value than the high-street, we’ll choose planet over profit every time, and we’ll be at the centre of your campus community from start to finish.

Events and activities

New Years Resolutions are often unrealistic, but here's one you can stick to - try something new with us.

We'll be running loads of fun events for you, from a Harry Potter walking tour to a trip to the theatre. The in-person events will help connect you with other students, and our online events will help you learn about UCL and settle into your new community

Student-life wouldn’t be the same without our incredible student-led groups - the clubssocieties and volunteering projects that bring people together to do amazing things. It's never too late to join a society - you'll be able to meet all of them at our various fairs throughout the first week back.

They’ll be doing everything they can to help you make the most of your time here, and they can’t wait to get this year started. All of them have free taster memberships, so don't be afraid to give something totally new a try - no commitment required.

If you're looking to get more active this year, Project Active has an ever-growing variety of affordable and beginner-friendly physical activity for you to take part in.

We’ll always be here for you

We’re here to help you find ways to volunteer and give back, advise you on housing contracts or help you with your finances, represent your interests to UCL and make positive change, or help you form communities of your own. So, stay connected and make the most of UCL this year.

We’ll see you soon.