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Project Active: Killing monotony

By Karen, BA History With the start of a new academic year at UCL, I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone, try...

Project Active: Getting me-time

By Ahsana Parammal Vatteri, PhD in Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering  Project Active sessions have influenced my...

Secret study spots

Written by Georgina Bartlett, BA History & Matilda Singer, BASc Arts and Sciences Despite UCL being home to...

Eight things to do as a European or International student

Written by JC Li, BA History As someone from France, the culture shock that I experienced when coming to London was brutal...

How to make the most of Studenthood

Written by Farida El-Kafrawy, BSc Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods At an assembly in high school, I clearly...

What I wish I knew before coming to London

Written by Emma Cheung, BA English Whether you’re from Birmingham or Grantham, Shanghai or Padua, moving to London is a big...

7 places to pick up cheap toiletries

Written by Eleanor Booth, Department of Education, Practise and Society There are some essentials you can’t live without –...

Where to pick up your homeware essentials: 5 inspirational room ideas for your new digs

Written by Eleanor Booth, Department of Education, Practise and Society Whether you are shopping a month before term starts...

Going solo

By Alexandra Dewing, BA Comparative Literature There is so much stigma around doing things alone, no more so than at...

Adapting to a new way of studying

Being an adult comes with freedom and responsibility. In high school, most people are closely supervised by teachers who monitor your work, assess...

Best Welcome events for those who don't drink

If you don’t drink or are joining UCL before your 18th birthday, we’ve got you sorted. There’s a lot of events focusing heavily...

Jumping into a new project

“The support I got from the Volunteering Service was really useful!” ...

A year of One-Off Volunteering

We’re your One-Off Volunteering Ambassadors, here to help you get the most out...

The three phases of Freshers’ Week, as experienced by a UCL fresher

Step one: You go to the Welcome Fair and get bombarded by people left and right attempting to lure you into their strange and...

Freshers' Packing Checklist

Here’s what you do (and don’t) need to bring with you Bring Fancy dress - a well resourced fancy dress box will...

Tour of Union Spaces

All of our spaces are your spaces. Here at the Union, we’re transforming our bars, cafes, fitness and study areas to create the perfect places for...

Making a change at UCL

At Students’ Union UCL, you have the power. The Union is led by students like you, and you get to shape it. If you want to make a bigger, more...

What we're doing for International Students

For some students joining us from overseas, students’ unions are entirely new, but in many ways, we are more important for you in the first few...

The student guide to council tax

Council Tax is charged by the Local Council on residential homes to help pay for local services like bin collection and road maintenance. But we...

Student Volunteers: A Year in Photos (Part One)

Even before the academic year had begun, UCL students were busy volunteering. Our welcome events...

"I can see my dreams translated into a reality and that is the most uplifting feeling in the world!"

Nowsha Farha, Project Leader for UCL Amnesty International Outreach, tells us what inspired her to volunteer, become a Project Leader and run...

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