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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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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 Ear plugs - just in case you decide you want an...

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