Life and Opportunities at UCL Open Days
Students' Union UCL
We’re here to help you do more at UCL, we’re the place where more happens.
As soon as you start at UCL, you become a member of Students’ Union UCL, but what does that membership get you?
We’re your route to more than 390 Clubs and Societies, countless volunteering opportunities, part-time jobs that fit around your studies, events, great places to eat, drink and chill in, an Advice Service when you need it, and if you want to make lasting change at UCL, we can help you do that too.
There are literally 1000’s of ways for you to do more and make a difference during your time here, and while you’re at it, you’ll be adding valuable stuff to your CV, giving back to the communities you’re living in and discovering London in a unique way. Our Volunteering Service is here to help you start a journey. Find a volunteering opportunity led by students, a one-off project or a community organisation that needs your time.
Read more on studentsunionucl.org/volunteering.
Help and Advice
Life isn’t always easy but we’re always here to give you support when you need us. We’re here to care about the things you care about, and fight for you when need someone in your corner. If you need help or advice - we’re here.
Read more on studentsunionucl.org/help-and-advice.
We’re all in this together, and when we say ‘we’, we mean everyone at UCL; students, academics, and support staff. What UCL is now and what it’ll be in the future is down to us, the UCL community. Your voice is central to the progress UCL makes; feedback about your experience, be a rep and work in partnership to make a change, shape UCL as UCL shapes you.
Read more on studentsunionucl.org/make-change.
Places for you
We’re not-for-profit which means that every penny we make in our cafés, bars, gym and shop goes back to you through the services we provide; all the ones we’ve just listed above are funded by your daily coffee - thanks! Our spaces are your spaces and places we hope you’ll call home.
Read more on studentsunionucl.org/eat-drink-shop
- Sports, Clubs and Societies
Thousands of students stay active through the Students’ Union. Look out for Project Active if you want something ad-hoc and low-key, TeamUCL if you want to follow your passion for a particular sport and compete in leagues nationally, and our Elite Athlete programme for those at the top of their game.
Read more on studentsunionucl.org/sport
Clubs and Societies
Tea Appreciation Society welcomes those who drink their tea with their pinkie up and down but if tea isn’t your thing we’ve got more than 320 other Clubs and Societies for you to choose from. Join them all if you want to (not recommended). These are groups that will help you make friends, pursue your hobbies and add extra skills to your CV.
Read more on studentsunionucl.org/clubs-societies.
- Volunteering, Societies and Sports videos
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Finding, evaluating and using information is an important part of your degree and a valuable skill in today’s world. Our expert library staff will help you learn how to get the best information and we will ensure that you have the essential resources you need to succeed, in the libraries and online.
Across our libraries, you will find modern, flexible spaces for you to work with friends, use collaborative technology, or study in quiet.
Find out more about our libraries on their Prospective Students webpage.
Evening Language Courses
Study a language either for your own interest or for personal and professional development.
Participants can study eight languages, from beginner through to advanced level, at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.
Languages offered: French, German, Greek (Modern), Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish.
Classes run for 2 hours a week, in 10-week blocks.
UCL students get recognition for this through their Higher Education Achievement Record and receive a discount on fees.
For more information see the Evening Courses website.
Many students will have the option to study at one of our dozens of prestigious international partner institutions all over the world, from Sydney and Tokyo to Los Angeles and Toronto.
Find out more about opportunities to study abroad.