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Students' Union

The Union helps you to do more at UCL, experience something you've always dreamt of, turn a curiosity into a new passion and help you reach your potential. The Union cares about the things you care about, it's made up of all kinds of people from all kinds of places and it's there to fight for you when you need someone in your corner.

Students' Union UCL is the representative body of all UCL students. It's run by students for students and is a registered charity, independent of UCL. All UCL students at every level are automatically members of the Union (but can opt out), and the Union's leaders are elected annually by and from all current students. The elected leaders are called Sabbatical Officers and they represent students on various UCL committees and campaign on the issues that matter to students. Alongside the Sabbatical Officers are more than 1000 voluntary representatives, elected or appointed to cover every part of UCL life.

Student Societies

Students' Union Advice Service

Students' Union UCL Banner

UCL Students' Union website

Elections information (how to run for office)

Student Societies

UCL students currently run over 250 different clubs and societies through the Students' Union, providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities for students to get involved with during their time at UCL. The Welcome Fair will be your opportunity to meet all of the clubs and societies in one place and will take place on 29 and 30 September.

Students' Union Clubs and Societies

Club and Society Welcome Events

Students' Union Advice Service

The Students' Union Advice Service is available to UCL students. Trained and experienced caseworkers are ready to support you with any difficulties that might occur during your time at UCL. The Advice Service specialises in:

  • Academic issues - including examination irregularities and student complaints
  • Housing - including contract checking and housemate disputes
  • Employment - including unpaid wages and part time employment contracts
  • Money advice - including advice on benefits
  • Many other legal and university matters 

Sessions are confidential and will not be reported to your department or any other university staff unless at your request. Students can make an appointment or attend a drop-in session for free, confidential and independent advice and support.

Academic Representatives

Please find more information about our Academic Representatives