Information and Support
The Student Centre
Please visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/students/ for a comprehensive guide for students at UCL. In particular, the Student Centre is part of UCL's Student Support and Wellbeing services and offers information and support to students enrolled on programmes of study at UCL and UCL alumni.
The Student Union
UCLU is a registered charity that exists to provide you with a range of services to support and help you develop your skills and interests while you are at UCL. We recommend that you explore the more than 200 clubs and societies on offer, which cover a wide range of sporting, cultural and artistic interests - it's a great opportunity to meet other students and staff, beyond your programme of study. UCLU also represents the needs of all UCL students and can give you help and advice on any difficulties that you may encounter during your stay at UCL.
Aspire Leisure Centre
The Aspire Leisure Centre, located on campus in building 47 (Grid D4) on the campus map, is fully accessible to everybody and offers a worthwhile student discount. So whether you go to the gym every day, fancy a swim in your lunch break, can't resist a spinning class or prefer the occasional game of badminton or table tennis, you should definitely take a look. The centre also boasts a dance studio and much more!
Stanmore Country Park
What better way to relax after a hard day's studying, than to take a stroll through the picturesque Stanmore Country Park. With woodland, water and wonderful views across London, this is the perfect place to unwind.
Also, the Wood Lane entrance (opposite the entrance to the Aspire Leisure centre and next to the Cloisters development) offers a handy cut-through to Stanmore tube station, via Kerry Avenue. Be warned though, once you leave the all weather path, it can get very squelchy and muddy if it's been raining - we recommend you wear some decent waterproof boots or trainers, unless it's the height of summer!
Spending some of your free time volunteering is a great way to help society, feel good and add a decent boost to your CV. There are plenty of volunteering opportunities based on and around campus that will suit your availability and time you are willing to commit.
Barbara Bus Fund
The Barbara Bus Fund helps wheelchair users who find it impossible to travel on public transport and hard to transfer to a car or taxi. They're always looking for friendly and reliable volunteer drivers to take people out in their range of specially adapted vehicles.
There are a range of volunteering opportunities at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - everything from driving visitors around the large campus in special electric buggies to working for the hospital radio station.