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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...

"While helping out my community I was also able to hone my problem solving and team work skills!"

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

Social Hackathons - November 2019

Social...

Full steam ahead with our Social Hackathons!

During November Reading Week, over thirty UCL students have been busy volunteering at our Social Hackathon events across London. One of...

Project Active: Getting me-time

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

"Student mental health is a prevalent issue and I wanted to help those going through difficult times."

London Nightline is a helpline that provides confidential listening, support and information to students throughout the night. One of...

"Pick something you’re passionate about and just start there”

Alexandra-Loredana Petrache is a PhD student at UCL. Last year she led a volunteering project with UCL Film Society working with the charity ...

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...

Secret study spots

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

Repping Postgraduates

Every day, right across every UCL department, some of the over 1600 Academic Representatives work to make your...

Ten 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...

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...

Lifting up my PhD experience with Sports Clubs

By Aaron Wade, Chemical Engineering PhD Student I’ve spent four years at UCL and during my undergraduate studies, I was a...

“For me, it’s fantastic because it’s my research come to life!”

“It’s not just about your work, it’s about what it can bring to other people” ...

A year of One-Off Volunteering

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

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...

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