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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...

What you can do as a Postgrad

Hi Postgrads! I’m Jim, your Postgraduate Students’ Officer. As a Postgrad myself, I’ve been through the same journey you’re going...

From undergrad to postgrad... What I would do differently

Written by Fola Pinheiro, Master of Laws One of the main lessons I picked up from my undergrad was that a degree is...

Ten things to do as a European or International student

For those coming from overseas, UCL have ...

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...

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...

"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

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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

London cafes, pubs and restuarants are reopening after lockdown. Please follow their guidance about staying safe and observe the rules...

Repping Postgraduates

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

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

There is so much stigma around doing things alone, no more so than at university. I’ve missed out on going to events that I know I would have...

Adapting to a new way of studying

Written by Louis Marinho Fernandes, MSci Physics  Being an adult comes with freedom...

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...

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