You Shape UCL


Calling all UCL students: make your experience at UCL even richer

26 September 2017

The student opportunities guide contains a range of initiatives and programmes that can help you go the extra mile to shape your education at UCL.

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Did you know that you can get paid to help make UCL education even better? Or that all taught students can take part in the Global Citizenship Programme, UCL’s free two-week programme focusing on world issues? Or for the entrepreneurial among you, valuable support is available at UCL to realise your great business idea? There are also amazing opportunities to develop yourself and your CV through the Students’ Union UCL.  

Making a lasting change

From an academic point of view, you can become a ChangeMaker and work in partnership with academics on a project that will make your degree programme even better. Alternatively, you may want to channel the voice of your student peers by becoming part of our vibrant network of over 1,400 elected Academic Representatives across UCL. 

Perhaps you’d like to make your voice heard? If so, you can become a member the UCL Student Experience Panel and have your say on a range of issues to help make UCL’s services even better.

University doesn’t just have to be about your degree programme, at UCL you can address some of the world’s most pressing challenges in our Global Citizenship Programme, free to all UCL students in the two weeks of summer term following exams. You can also get involved with amazing volunteering opportunities (coordinated by the Volunteering Service) and make a difference locally. 

Why not tap into your entrepreneurial spirit through UCL Innovation and Enterprise? If you’re already thinking about your future career, UCL Careers have a range of initiatives to help you develop your employability.

Sarah Al-Aride, Education Officer, Students’ Union, explains: “Being a UCL student means so much more than simply attending lectures and taking exams. The breadth of opportunities available across UCL as well as within the Union means you are sure to find something for you, whether that is volunteering in your local community, joining a club or society, or running your own campaign.’ 

Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost for Education and Student Affairs, adds: “A UCL education will stretch you intellectually.  You will have access to excellent learning resources and the taught curriculum that makes our graduates so employable. But you can also go the extra mile to shape your education at UCL and I warmly encourage you to advantage of the many opportunities offered by the university and the Students’ Union UCL.”

Look out for our new Student Opportunities guide, which will be given out at the 2017 Welcome Fair, or visit the Current Students website to find out how you can shape UCL and shape your world.