Suguna - Every UCL student is a member of UCLU, the Students’ Union
Officers elected by you lead UCLU. We take a year out of our studies to ensure the union focusses on helping you get the best out of your time at UCL.
Asad - I’m your Activities and Events Officer
Amina - Black & Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer
Wahida - Education and Campaigns Officer
Suguna - Postgraduate Students’ Officer
Ali - Sustainability, Engagement and Operations Officer
Tom - Welfare and International Officer
Natalie - And, I’m your Women’s Officer
Suguna - Whether you are a seasoned postgraduate, fresh out of school or have travelled for thousands of miles to be here, the first few weeks at University can be as stressful as they are exciting. UCLU is here to help you settle in and to support you all the way through your studies.
We have loads of stuff taking place in the first few weeks of term to help you find your way around, meet new friends, and get involved.
Ali - We have cafes, bars and shops all around UCL. They offer excellent quality, ethically sourced food and drink, and, as a not for profit organisation, any money we make goes back to funding activities, services and events
Most of our staff are UCL students. As a London Living Wage employer, working for UCLU is a great way for you to earn some extra cash and we offer flexible working hours so your studies don’t suffer.
You can search for job opportunities at our online Job Shop and we also work with UCL's Career Services to deliver workshops and events as part of our Skills for Work programme
Asad - We have over 230 clubs and societies with 10,000 members there is a huge range of cultural, sporting and arts groups for you to get involved with. So whether your passion is baking, basketball, salsa or SCUBA you are sure to find something you like or, we can even help you start your own.
In addition to dozens of sports societies, we have some excellent sports facilities including Bloomsbury Fitness our own great value gym located at the heart of UCL.
Suguna - We also have a postgraduate association with over 13,000 members. We run events ranging from nights out to bus tours. We also arrange campaigns around postgraduate needs
Wahida - As well as having fun, we want you to get the best possible education here at UCL. We have a network of hundreds of Student Academic Representatives or StARs who represent you to your department and the university
Tom - Our confidential and impartial advice service can help you with immigration, housing, employment and money worries.
We can help you get involved with volunteering projects in the local community. You can give as much time as you can spare, learning new skills, making friends, and making a positive contribution to other peoples’ lives
Amina - UCLU is committed to celebrating diversity and fighting inequality. We have four active liberation campaigns, led by our members, which fight for the rights of women, BME, LGBT+ and Disabled students. We also organise events for parents and carers.
Natalie - We are a democratic organisation, led by students, and we fight for your rights on campus and nationally. We campaign against fees and cuts to education and we are proud to support those who make our education possible, from cleaners to lecturers
Suguna · So whether you are finding your feet in the first few weeks
Natalie · Meeting up with friends on campus
Mohammad · Looking for part-time work or developing skills for your future career
Wahida · Leading campaigns within UCLU or fighting for change on any level
Asad · Finding a new hobby or keeping yourself fit and healthy
Tom · Volunteering in the local community
Amina · Your union is here for you