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What we do in the Writing and Language Support Programme
L+W is run by the Students’ Union as a free support service for non-native speakers of English. From undergraduates to PhD candidates, any UCL student can join us to boost their confidence in academic writing and speaking.Our peer tutors run three different types of activities:
Advice if you’re arriving in London in January
Whether you’re a postgraduate or affiliate student starting your studies at UCL this January, or are just arriving on campus for the first time after studying remotely in Term 1, our Advice Service is here to support you. We have put together the following tips to help you adjust to life in London.
We've got your January motivation covered
Need some motivation to get going this January?If so, you’re not alone! Here are our tips for starting the new term as you mean to go on…
Want to make a difference in 2022? Try volunteering!
For many UCL students, the turn of the year is a chance to take stock and make some changes. Want to be better connected with other people? Looking to improve your wellbeing, or get some new insights to enrich your degree? Perhaps develop some new skills or boost that CV of yours? Or just get to know London better and make a difference to others?
Our response to UCL's Stonewall decision
UCL have confirmed they will not re-join Stonewall’s Diversity Champions scheme or make a submission to the Workplace Equality Index.
Volunteering with Afghan refugees: "it is always the highlight of my week to be part of such a warm, welcoming community."
Two teams of UCL student volunteers have been making a big difference through their work with newly arrived Afghan refugees living in temporary accommodation in Camden.
Support over the Winter Break
We've put together a list of services (with their contact details) that are available over the closure period; all generally free to use. We hope these are helpful if you need any support or advice during this time.
Winter Break Opening Hours
If you need any support or help during the Christmas holidays then we've put together this list of support services that are available over the holidays.
Bright Network Society of the Year Award Winner: UCL Cricket Club
UCL Cricket Club have been crowned the Bright Network ‘Wellbeing and Sports Society of the Year’. The award is presented to a club or society that has gone above and beyond to raise awareness for well-being and/or increase participation in physical activity.
Our guide to festive volunteering
'Tis the season to volunteer! It’s already a special time of year, but there’s something else that could make it even more special - giving your time to help some wonderful community organisations and charities who’d really appreciate your support.
Launching the TeamUCL Hijab
Article written by your Sports Officers, James and Saiff
December Strike: What you need to know
The Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) have called a strike at 58 universities including UCL from Wednesday 1 December to Friday 3 December.
Islamophobia Awareness Month
Written by Ayesha Salejee, Third year for UCL MedicineThis month, November, is Islamophobia Awareness Month – a time to raise awareness of Islamophobic hate crimes and showcase the positive impacts and contributions of British Muslims to our society.
Tackling Sexual Violence
Thursday 25 November marks the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of 16 days of activism to draw attention to violence against women.
"I wanted Trans students at UCL to feel comfortable"
Hey, I’m Nestram, your Trans Officer this year. And this week is quite important: it’s Trans Awareness Week.
Anti Bullying Week
This week (15 – 19 November) is anti-bullying week. It’s safe to say that we’re fully against ANY forms of bullying or harassment and so we want this article to be a resource for you all, to help us all recognise bullying and help give direction to places of support.
Become an Active Bystander this week
This week is Anti-Bullying Week, a special week dedicated to the fight against bullying. 
Drink Spiking in London
Content warning: sexual assault
Introducing Angel, your LGBQ+ Officer
Written by Angel Ma, LGBQ+ Officer, 2021 - 22
How to make the most of Reading Week
Written by Isabelle Osbourne, Third year BA EnglishReading week is upon us, perhaps a welcomed break within what is often a hectic and overwhelming term.