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Final feedback survey - chance to win a free place on Maynard Leigh’s ‘Confident Beginnings’ programme!

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We hope have enjoyed reading the Newsfeed over the past few months. As you should now be here and fully enrolled, the new students Newsfeed will shortly come to a close.

UCLU’s Big Volunteering Fair - this week!

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Come along to the UCLU Big Volunteering Fair this week and find out why over 2000 UCL students took part in volunteering last year.

Would you like to take the stress out of your day in only 10 minutes?

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If so, sign up to “UCL’s 10 minute mind.”

Life can be stressful. It can be hard to keep up with the demands of study, employment and the fast pace of living in London. With “UCL’s 10 Minute Mind” programme you can learn to manage your stress and be happier in only 10 short minutes a day. The results are profound and far reaching. Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, increase focus and overall feelings of happiness and wellbeing. 

29 things you have to do while you’re studying in the UK (Education UK)

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You may already have an idea of things you would like to do while you're in the UK...but in case you don't, Education UK have put together a fantastic list of 'must-do' things that we thought we would share with you...

A-Z Guide

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At Enrolment, you should all receive a copy of our new A-Z guide which contains all the essential information on various aspects of UCL life - the guide will probably answer many of the questions you have, so take a look through it and you'll learn a lot about UCL and our services.

Newsfeed competition winners!

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Firstly thank you so much to everyone who participated - we were delighted to receive so many responses! For each competition, the winner has been selected at random - the winners' names are listed below.

Opening a UK bank account - Feedback

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Now you've arrived in the UK, we know that one of the first things that many of you want to do is open a UK bank account.

Prior to opening a bank account, we hope you have read through the information provided on our website, in our Newsfeed post and on the flyers handed out by our Global Ambassadors during enrolment.

Library tours

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If you missed the library tours last week, there are some additional tours next week to allow you the opportunity to join one. 

Trips and excursions with International Friends

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Whilst London is an excellent city with endless opportunities, you're probably also keen to explore other parts of the UK and Europe while you're here!

UCL ChangeMakers

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We want to make sure that you have the best possible learning experience during your time at UCL. University isn’t just about receiving information but involves critical thinking and research. UCL students need to be willing to explore, enquire and learn at the edge of knowledge.

Missed ISOP? Check out our online ISOP!

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Welcome to UCL! We hope your first days are going smoothly and you’re settling in well so far.

If you are an international student and were unable to attend our International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) last week, or if you did attend but wish to revisit anything, we have launched an online ISOP section to our International Student Support webpages so you can catch up on anything you missed from the sessions.

Looking after yourself

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In the chaos and novelty of university life it's easy to forget about looking after yourself, in terms of both your physical and mental health. As welcome events settle down and you find yourself with more time, you'll have the opportunity to step back and organise your daily life. Here are some key things to think about:

Plug in to UCL with social media and myUCL

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As a new student you’ll soon discover that there’s a lot going on at UCL, from talks and exhibitions, to career opportunities and interesting stories about student life.

Record your time abroad!

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You’re embarking upon a big adventure – moving to a new country, meeting new people, trying new food and visiting new places. Your family and friends at home are going to be envious of your adventures and you’re going to have hundreds of stories to tell when you next go home…but how on EARTH are you going to remember all of your exciting experiences?

UCL Go!

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As you're trying to find your way around and suss out the UCL essentials, a handy little app may help you on your way...UCL Go!

Available on Apple, Andriod and Blackberry, the UCL Go is an application for students to access UCL University and Union information directly from their mobile devices. Currently this includes:

UCL Advances

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UCL Advances, UCL’s centre for entrepreneurship and business interaction helps anyone who wants to learn about, start or grow a business. 

Central IT Inductions

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Come along to a short presentation to find out about the IT services available to you at UCL. Sessions are held on a rolling basis and you are welcome to attend any session, whether it is in your timetable or not. 

UCL Health Centre - extended opening hours

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The UCL Health Centre, Gower Place Practice, is usually open on weekdays from 9:00-17:30. However, during the first week of term they have extended their opening hours to allow you additional time to register with them.

Settling in at UCL - Advice from current students

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We asked some of our current students talk about their experiences of settling into life at UCL and adjusting to life in London - from overcoming challenges, to making the most of London and adapting to 'academic English' at UCL. Dr Paul Walker and Dr Simon Banks also contribute their perspective of the experience.

Would you like to sleep better?

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The Oxford Access for Students Improving Sleep (OASIS) study, conducted in partnership with University College London, offers an effective state of the art sleep improvement programme to all students who take part.  The programme is delivered via the internet and mobile phone. In addition you’d be required to complete online assessments.  There are no face to face appointments. 

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.

Need help connecting your device to WiFi?

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If you need help connecting your device to WiFi at UCL, come along to one of ISD's wireless support clinics.

UCL Cultural Consultation Service

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UCL prides itself on being a global, culturally diverse and vibrant university, and values the rich heritage and experience within our students and staff. We are also aware of inter-cultural challenges and social conflicts experienced by students and staff at Universities in the UK. That is why we at UCL have launched a unique service: The CCS.

Enterprise & Career Development Opportunities - Event this Thursday

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UCL Advances is UCL's centre for entrepreneurship and business interaction. Offering a wide range of programmes and support throughout the year, we help anyone who wants to learn about, start, or grow a business.

Personal safety video

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It is important to take care of yourself while you are in London, to be aware of possible dangers and risks and what to do if you find yourself in a difficult situation.

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