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Bank Holidays in the UK

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You may have heard the rumours: “There’s a Bank Holiday next week!” But what on Earth does that mean? Will you not be able to use the cashpoint? Will all the bankers be picnicking in the park? Will there be decorations down at Barclays? Well… not exactly. But it is a reason to celebrate!

Clubs and Societies at UCL

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UCL students currently run over 200 different clubs and societies through UCLU, providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities for you to get involved with during your time at UCL. Whether you’re into French, finance or football, there’s bound to be a society that’s a great match for you!

Register to vote in the UK elections

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You may be wondering, “Why should I register to vote?” One of the best reasons to register is that it gives you a say on important issues that affect you – everything from roads and recycling in your area, to education and climate change.

How to Adapt to British Culture

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the fifth richest country in the world and one of the most diverse nations in the whole of Europe. This article will show you how to adapt to the varied culture of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

What (and what not!) to pack

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Are you travelling to UCL from overseas? Well, you’re in for a fantastic adventure… trying to pack your whole life into two suitcases!! What should you bring, and what should you buy upon arrival? Hopefully this list will help you out with some packing ideas.

Campus Construction

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You may have heard about some ongoing construction at UCL – but do you know exactly what it’s all about and what they’re doing?

Staying safe on social networking

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Everyone’s on Facebook. Literally, everyone – your best friends from home, your new roommate, your brother, his girlfriend, her parents, your dentist and your nan. And of course, you. How else would you keep in touch with everyone? Find out what time everyone’s going out on Friday? See the photos from last Friday?

UCL Careers Service

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Whether you have a good idea about what you want to do after graduation, or havenot made firm plans yet, the UCL Careers Service is there to help you. You can get advice on anything from a broad view of the job market to help with getting a specific job.

Best ways to beat homesickness

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You should remember homesickness is just a temporary feeling. Whilst it’s easy to surrender to the feeling, it’s important you don’t. In fact the quicker your throw yourself into your new life, the quicker the feeling of missing home will lessen. GB Mag have listed their top ways to get rid of your blue, so you can get on with enjoying your time here!

10 Bizarre facts about Britain

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You’ll soon discover the UK is a weird yet wonderful place. To demonstrate how quirky we Brits really are, we’ve taken a article written by Paul F Cockburn for GB Mag to give you 10 bizarre facts about Britain!

What can Student Psychological Services provide?

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Coming to university can be an exciting and rewarding time. However, it can also be a time of change and stress. This may lead to difficulties and dilemmas which affect your academic performance or social life. The Student Psychological Service is one of the university’s support services which are here to help. 

IT and Internet Services

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To use UCL Central IT services, you will need your UCL userid and password, which will be issued to you as a part of the online pre-enrolment process.

Look After Your Mate Campaign

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Student Minds, the UK's student mental health charity, have recently launched their ‘Look After Your Mate’ campaign, which aims to give more students across the UK the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to support their friends at university. 

Getting to UCL by public transport

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UCL is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very centre of London. There are easy connections to UCL from London’s global hub airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and you will find that London’s extensive public transport system is convenient and easy to use.

Learning in the UK: Get a Head Start

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Change is both exciting and challenging. You're about to make a big change, from the learning culture that you're familiar with to enter university in a quite different learning culture in the UK. Learning at university level needs an independent approach, especially in a UK research-intensive university like UCL.

Working Part-Time

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As an international student, getting a part-time job can be a great way to add to your overseas studying experience. Living in the country’s capital, there are ample possibilities to gain some valuable work experience.

Student Support and Wellbeing Video

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UCL Student Support and Wellbeing Services (SSW) provides information, advice and welfare support for all registered students, including delivery of related student events. You can view the SSW introduction video here.

UCL Library Services

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UCL Libraries provide books, journals and other materials for all subjects taught at UCL from a number of locations in Bloomsbury and beyond. Once you have enrolled on your programme of study you are automatically registered with all UCL Libraries.

Council Tax Exemption

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Council Tax is the system of local taxation used in England, Scotland Wales to part fund the services provided by local government in each country.

UCL Student Disability Services

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UCL Student Disability Services is there to provide information, advice and support to all students with disabilities at UCL.

UCLU Welcome Festival 2014

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Your first few weeks at university can be a bit overwhelming. There are people to meet, lectures to attend and what can seem like 100 other things to do. To help ease the transition, UCLU brings you the Welcome Festival. The Welcome Festival is a series of events and special services designed to give every new student the best start possible. 

UK Visa Application Videos

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We Are International have launched a pioneering film project at the House of Commons to help the most talented students from across the globe better understand how to apply to study at the UK’s leading universities.

Support in Student Accommodation

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Living in student accommodation is a great way to meet new people and really get to grips with what London has to offer. UCL’s student accommodation is run by professional management teams who are there to ensure that you feel safe and confident in your new home.

Enrolment

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Enrolment begins your life as part of the UCL community. When you arrive at UCL you need to enrol in person on your programme of study, pay your tuition fees (if you have not already done so), and get your UCL student  identity card.

Study Abroad

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Welcome to UCL from the Study Abroad Team! As you make preparations for your arrival in London and the start of an amazing university experience, we’d like to introduce you to the Study Abroad Programme, giving you the opportunity to live and study in another country as part of your UCL degree.

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