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“You learn a lot more from teaching something than being taught about it”

Virad Kisan is a 5th year Medical student, project founder and leader for the new Student-Led Volunteering Project, ...

“It was genuinely the most heart-warming experience I’ve had, and I’m really proud of everyone who was a part of it”

Iman Selim is a final-year Neuroscience student, and also the Project Leader for Songs for...

From volunteers to paid employees...

When Tommy Bower and Yoko Lohrer first enrolled as students at UCL, they never thought they’d end up working for a bunch of pirates when they...

“It’s just amazing to see the progress of the project from the beginning all the way to now”

Winner of our Student-Led Project of the Year Award and the Diana Award, Mohamed Afify, tells us all about being a Project Leader. Mohamed studies...

“Volunteering with Politeach has made me want to become a teacher”

Lucy Bacon is a final-year English Language and Literature student and a Project Leader of Politeach...

“For me, volunteering on Friday is one of the highlights of my week”

Rebecca Stewart, Diandra Sovailescu, and Claudia Colliva are the Project Leaders for the After...

Inter-generational cocktail making!

50ml of white rum 1 dash of soda water 2 tsp of caster sugar 2 wedges of lime  1...

"It is important that everyone understands what deafness is"

Calum Medlock, a second year Mathematics student, and Project Leader for the Sign Language Project, wrote for us about starting the...

Nominate for the Oliver Hare Altruism Award

Do you know a UCL student who has helped other people? Celebrate their selflessness by nominating them for the Oliver Hare Altruism...

"Looking at what we did in our groups and how everything came together, it was lovely to see our hard work."

Our Social Hackathons programme ran throughout Reading Week in February. Through...

"I think it was amazing to see how much we accomplished in one session."

Our Social Hackathons programme ran throughout Reading Week in February. Through...

“We want to encourage everyone into a different kind of physical activity, and to have fun with it!”

Clara Lim is a fourth year Medical student, and Project Leader for UCL Dance Society’s volunteering outreach programme: DanceIt! DanceIt provides...

The London Bucket Brigade

Breast Cancer Care was founded in 1973 by Betty Westgate, a women affected by breast cancer, who wanted to tell her story and provide support to...

Volunteering with dinosaurs...

Origami Volunteering Project, a group of dedicated UCL volunteers, have been...

Bringing joy through dance

UCL Dance Society run a fantastic Student-Led Project: Dance It!. They aim to spread the society’s...

“Being a Project Leader…it’s like being able to make your own small pocket of change”

Naz Rassa is a fifth-year Medical student and also the Project Leader for the Student-Led Volunteering Project Healthy Planet UCL, a project that...

“It has boosted my confidence in terms of making a difference in the lives of other people”

Nowsha Farha is a first year BSc Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods student, and also the Project Leader for...

"It has given me a flavour of the kind of environment I will be working in after I graduate."

Adrianna Chmielewska, a 2nd year Comparative Literature student, shared with us her volunteering story with Action Tutoring. Read on...

Social Hackathons 2019

What is a Social Hackathon? Have you ever wished you could pursue a career in charity, but didn’t know where you...

Swap Shops and Sustainable Style

Ever wondered how you can update your wardrobe, yet avoid contributing to the tonnes of clothes that are thrown away in the UK every week? A...

A greener UCL

UCL is a large university, composed of myriad departments and administrational units that all function independently under the name of one...

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