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Support Services of UCL Union

contact: Education and Campaigns Officer, UCL Union
Welfare and International Officer, UCL Union
Postgraduate Students’ Officer
, UCL Union

Information

University College London Union (UCLU) is the collective voice and platform of UCL students. All undergraduates and postgraduates are automatically members of UCLU. UCLU’s activities are coordinated on a day-to-day basis by a team of elected student officers (10 full-time sabbatical officers and over 80 part-time officers) supported by professional staff.

You can contact UCLU’s full-time officers and part-time officers to find out more, to seek support, or to get involved.

Rights and Advice Centre

The Union runs a Rights and Advice Centre which offers all UCL students free, confidential and impartial advice on:

  • Visas and immigration
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Academic problems
  • Financial struggles
  • Harassment and assault
  • Consumer issues
  • Personal problems
  • Fees and funding

Its advisors offer independent, non-judgemental, confidential information and practical support. The Centre is located on the first floor of the UCL Bloomsbury building and is open from 9.30 am to 5pm on weekdays throughout the year.

Contact details and more information can be found on the Rights & Advice Centre’s webpage.

Nightline

Nightline is a service that offers free and confidential listening, support and information on all aspects of student life. Students can contact it via telephone (0207 631 0101), Skype, email or online chat. The service operates during term time from 6pm to 8am nightly.

Representation

UCLU is a democratic body, representing the needs of students to UCL and the wider community. We make decisions democratically, through an elected Council of student representatives, and General Assemblies and Referenda in which all students may take part. We also have a number of sections in which particular groups of students (including the liberation groups of Women, Black & Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBT+ students, and academic sections such as SSEES and the Postgraduate Association) can self-organise to promote and campaign for their rights and needs.

More information can be found on these at http://uclu.org/representation For more information about UCL Union, visit uclu.org or contact us.

September 2013