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A Sonnet for Sin Bin

Shall I compare thee to A Wednesday Eve For you smell of VK, and of Jager Rough times have meant that you now must leave But in Wicked Student Nights we will remember.   Sometimes too loud, Boom Boom Pow did play And often security doth screamed in my face By chance or nature, every …

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Student Support Whilst Studying Abroad: Is UCL Doing Enough?

Students on study abroad programmes have always had to deal with a unique set of challenges, such as visa complications, communication between institutions, and geographical isolation from support systems. While welfare support is more readily available to students studying on campus, there is a grey area when considering the resources available to study abroad students. …

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“If it weren’t for my parents, I would have dropped out.” Deaf first year student left with little support from UCL

Daniel is a deaf first year student who started started studying at UCL in September, however by the end of first term he was already close to dropping out. Until Christmas his access to lectures was severely restricted as UCL failed to provide him with a reliable British Sign Language interpreter. His experience shows how unprepared UCL is to fulfil its legal obligation of providing access and support to disabled students.

How UCL Risked The Immigration Status of Vice Wardens For Years

Earlier this year, an international student and former vice-warden of UCL accommodation shared her story with The Cheese Grater. Her tale exposes a system that cares little for international students other than the money they bring in. It is a story of bullying, dishonesty, and mistreatment by senior staff. In our resulting investigation, The Cheese Grater has …

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Teaching on the cheap: UCL’s exploitation of teaching assistants revealed

A UCLU report, released this past week, has laid bare the unfair and exploitative conditions postgraduate teaching assistants (PGTA) experience A startling gender pay gap has also been revealed, along with a big difference between the pay package of international PGTAs and that of their British counterparts. Low Pay UCLU estimates that PGTAs receive an …

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