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- Get to know your union

University College London Union (UCLU) provides a diverse range of social, sporting, commercial, support and representative services to students of UCL. UCLU is run by students, for students; its structure is democratic and it operates transparently with members at the heart of its governance and its provision of services and activities.

We want you to be able to make the most out of your time here, whatever the duration, so here are a few ideas of how you can get involved!

UCLU Welcome Festival - during the welcome period, UCLU host a wide range of events and activities to make sure you don’t spend all your time in the library. From big club nights, to West End shows, to comedy and quizzes, we have it all in store for you.

Grab a bite to eat or a drink – we have a large range of cafes and bars, all across the Bloomsbury Campus.

Find out what's on each week – check the events calendar for a guide to bar nights, performances, trips and much more!

Get exclusive student discounts with NUS Extra - you can apply for your card online as soon as you have enrolled.

Join a club or society – check out the A-Z list of over 200 options. To join simply visit the online shop.

Bloomsbury Fitness - is a fully equipped gym with squash, table tennis and fitness classes also available. For more information on memberships and day passes, please visit the Bloomsbury Fitness website.

Volunteer and give something back - our Volunteering Services Unit offers a wide range of one-off opportunities for community volunteering. Please visit the website to find out what projects are coming up.

Try something new with Give it a Go - Give it a Go run free or discounted activities and trips throughout the year - why not visit a new town one weekend or try something you have never done before!

Get involved in campaigning or running UCLU - UCLU is run by UCL students. You can run campaigns on issues important to you, get elected to a variety of positions or simply vote. Visit the UCLU website to see how.

Get advice on a range of issues - UCLU Rights and Advice Centre offers free advice on pertinent issues such as housing, employment, immigration and day to day student life.

Find a job during your stay - if you need a part time job then visit JobShop.

You can ask one of the volunteers helping you get into halls for more information and directions to the Union Buildings on your first day! 

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