myUCL: new weekly all-student e-newsletter to be launched in early October
18 September 2014
myUCL is the new weekly all-student e-newsletter developed to help improve the way UCL communicates with all undergraduates and postgraduates.
To be launched at the start of term, the aim is to use myUCL as platform to collate content from across UCL which is relevant to the vast majority of students. This email platform will also allow us to reduce the torrent of central emails currently pushed to students on a daily basis,which they have told us is counter-productive, causing annoyance and often preventing engagement with key issues.
Staff and students from all parts of UCL have assisted in the process of developing myUCL through a steering group made up of communications staff in various departments and UCLU, and a focus group comprising students from across UCL. We also launched a Facebook competition earlier in the summer for students to name the e-newsletter (the final choice was myUCL).
Specifically, the newsletter will flag important announcements, promote events open to all students, showcase opportunities to get involved with activities around campus and highlight suitable media items of interest. myUCL also provides the opportunity for students to read more about the diverse range of people who make up the campus. There is also space for staff and students to feature their own images, infographics or media from around UCL.
Throughout the year, we are looking to colleagues across UCL to feed in to the newsletter with items suitable for circulation to UCL's 30,000 students. If you or your colleagues have items which you think may be ideal for inclusion, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
myUCL will be sent out every Friday and the deadline for submissions each week is Wednesday midday.
Mark Sudbury, Director of Communications and Marketing, Communications and Marketing office