Undergraduate prospectus


Student life

Clubs, partnerships and volunteering

Students' Union

As a student, you are automatically a member of University College London Union (UCLU), the Students' Union.

UCLU is a democratic, student-led organisation run by UCL students whom you have the chance to elect. UCLU provides a wide range of services to help you get the best out of your time at UCL. 

Have your say

UCLU supports a wide range of campaigns on issues affecting the Union, the university, and wider society.

All UCL students have the opportunity to stand for and vote for officer positions at UCLU. This includes a team of full-time sabbatical officers who take a year out of their studies to run UCLU, with each receiving a salary during their term of office.

Forums are an opportunity for every student to debate and discuss what the Union does and says in various areas.

Join up

UCLU has more than 250 clubs and societies, all run by students. They cover a wide variety of interests from sport and culture to arts and faith. Any UCL student can join any club or society or start their own. In fact, getting involved with a club or society is a great way for you to develop a hobby, learn new skills and make new friends. 

UCLU Sport

UCLU Sport is an initiative that promotes and supports a variety of health, wellbeing and sporting activity at UCL.

UCLU Elite Athlete Programme

The UCLU Elite Athlete Programme is designed to aid gifted and talented athletes to continue competing at the highest level while studying at UCL.

Give it a Go

Give it a Go runs free or discounted trips and activities, so you can try out things you've never done before and visit new places. There's no need for a regular commitment, simply do as many or as few as you like.

Events and activities

UCLU Events organises the nightlife at UCLU, including club nights and annual balls. Venues for UCLU Events have included many top London clubs such as Ministry of Sound, Koko, Fabric, Heaven and the Indigo at the O2 Arena.

Volunteering Services Unit (VSU)

UCLU's VSU is one of the biggest departments of its kind in the country and by far the biggest in London. VSU is proud of the opportunities on offer, so you could find yourself:

  • undertaking some sports coaching with local young people;
  • guiding people around one of London's hidden museums or galleries;
  • campaigning on an issue you care about;
  • getting your hands dirty at one of our environmental events, including volunteering on the London Wildlife Trust's nature reserves.

There are more than 500 projects for you to choose from, so there's always something that will fit your time, availability and interests. By taking part, you'll meet new people, build new skills and get a real insight into London life.