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Published: May 21, 2013 4:23:04 PM
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UCL students' union and sports facilities
As befits a large community such as UCL, we provide our students with a wealth of services and facilities to meet their cultural, social, and leisure interests as well as their practical needs.
In addition to those facilities outlined below, the UCL Graduate School organises welcome events for new students, and lends its support to a number of postgraduate societies catering for a range of interests. There is also a Postgraduate Association within the UCL Students’ Union which represents graduate students both on UCL committees and in the Students’ Union.
In addition to providing welfare services and representing students' interests and views on College committees and through the National Union of Students, UCL Union also provides a social focus for all students, including opportunities to pursue interests beyond their academic study, to make new friends and simply to relax.
UCL Union also provides organised entertainments and services such as shops, bars, photocopying facilities and a hairdresser. The facilities and services of UCL Union are further enhanced by those of the University of London Union (adjacent to UCL), which include a full-size swimming pool.
Sports and exercise facilities UCL provides high-quality facilities and plentiful opportunities for everyone to get active, whether you are a competitive player of team sports, or interested in a yoga class to aid relaxation and suppleness. Run by the UCL Students’ Union, different venues cater for a huge number of activities, from personal fitness routines in the gym to football on outdoor pitches. You can also use the 33-metre swimming pool in the University of London Union building adjacent to UCL.
Bloomsbury Fitness Centre
Located on the main campus, the Bloomsbury Fitness Centre houses a variety of equipment, including treadmills, cycle machines, crosstrainers and fixed resistance machines. Qualified and friendly instructors provide a free gym induction session and follow-up advice. The centre also includes a warming-up/stretching area, two squash courts, a dance studio and martial arts Dojo, and offers weekly fitness classes.
Somers Town Community Sports Centre
The Somers Town Community Sports Centre is just a short walk from UCL’s Bloomsbury campus. A variety of indoor sports are catered for including basketball, badminton, netball, football, volleyball, table tennis, short tennis and trampolining as well as fitness classes.
UCL Union Sports Clubs
UCL Union Sports Clubs offer many different activities, including all those you might expect, such as football, tennis, hockey, athletics and nine different martial arts. There is also an array of clubs which have access to specialised facilities: rowing, horse riding, mountaineering and ice skating, for example. Dance, from ballet to salsa and hip hop, is also on offer. Competitive fixtures for team sports are held at UCL’s outdoor pitches and courts in Shenley, Hertfordshire. With provision for rugby, football, netball, lacrosse and cricket, there is a free bus service on match days. A full list of clubs can be found at www.uclu.org/clubs-societies.
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