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Five-Minute-Union

Put the kettle on, set a timer, here’s an intro to all things Students’ Union UCL that you can read in under five minutes.  ...

Project Active: Getting me-time

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

"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 ...

Not living in halls...

..not a problem When you start at a new university, a lot of the information and events are aimed towards people living in...

How we made friends

As someone new to UCL, one of your first worries is probably how to make friends. Well, here’s a few anecdotes from people who’ve been...

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...

Your safety on campus

Both the Union and UCL want you to be safe on campus. Unfortunately, there may be times when you or someone you know is feeling intimidated or...

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...

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...

TeamUCL as a Fresher

TeamUCL is here if you want to follow your passion for a particular sport. So, what’s sports like at UCL? Hear...

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...

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