Two days of clubs and societies, freebies, society performances, food, and more... This is the Welcome Fair.

On the final weekend of Welcome Week, we'll be taking over the UCL campus to show you how we make more happen at UCL...

No ticket? These are your options:

  • Come along on the day and join a short queue - we’ll do everything we can to make sure you can get into the event, however we can’t guarantee how long you’ll need to queue for.
  • Visit the clubs and societies online, come along to a taster session, find their socials and join in. You don’t need to come to the Welcome Fair to join clubs and societies. You can do it anytime, anywhere.

Browse the clubs & societies coming to the fair →

What is the Welcome Fair?

Your chance to talk to hundreds of our brilliant sports clubs, societies, and student-led Networks. Alongside student-led clubs, there's a huge selection of national and local businesses, ready and waiting with 1,000's of freebies. In the Main Quad and Wilkins Terrace we'll have live entertainment, society demonstrations, performances, music and food! Read our insider's guide to the fair...

Who will you meet at the Welcome Fair?

Each day there will be more than 200 different student-led groups. Each day will have a different set of student groups, so you may not get to meet the group you want to meet in person at the event. But don’t worry! There are many opportunities to meet groups in-person throughout the welcome period and beyond. Look out for club and society taster events happening throughout the first few weeks.

Proudly sponsored by UNITE



You must book a free ticket to attend (Tickets will be available from Monday 26 September)

Your ticket will be for entry at a specific time on either Saturday or Sunday. The ticketing and entry system means we’ll be able to safely manage the number of attendees throughout the day. Book a ticket at the bottom of this page (on mobile) or on the right-hand side (on desktop). You'll need to log in with your UCL account. 

If a time slot is out of stock, use the drop-down to select another time slot.

You can cancel your ticket by selecting the timeslot you've booked and clicking 'cancel' underneath. Once cancelled, you can book another.

DISCLAIMER: Photography and videography will be taking place at the Welcome Fair. Please speak to a member of staff on the day if you do not want to be included.

Which clubs and societies will you meet?

Half the clubs and societies will be at the Welcome Fair on Saturday, and the other half on Sunday. Have a look below to see who's coming when.


Welcome Fair Map

Can't attend?

If you can’t attend at the weekend, because there isn’t a time slot that suits you, or tickets are sold out, you can still meet and join clubs and societies. Although this is the largest event of Welcome Week, capacity is still limited by the spaces the event is hosted in. Our first priority is always to keep people safe, and to do that have to limit the number of people attending. There are many opportunities to meet groups in-person throughout the welcome period and beyond and in January we’ll be running another Welcome Fair on campus with all clubs and societies.


The Welcome Fair takes place on campus, around the Wilkins Building and main quad. All of these spaces are wheelchair accessible. If you have any access needs, either come to the front of the queue (by the Student Centre) where a member of event staff will be able to support you or message us at [email protected] to let us know when you're planning to arrive and how we could support you. If you are supported by a carer, there is no need to book an additional ticket for your carer.


Wheelchair accessible
Family friendly