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What's on October 2018

What’s On at Student Central this October


Bars            Clubs & Societies            Music             Fitness             Courses & Training


Throughout October

Clubs & Societies The first month of the new academic year is the perfect time to try out our wonderful Clubs and Societies. If you came to our Fresher’s Fair, you’ve probably seen what Student Central has to offer, but if you need a reminder, you can see the whole list here.

Clubs & Societies LUST (London University Swimming Team) are running free taster swimming sessions to anyone interested in joining the club. All abilities are welcome - if you can swim, come along! Sessions take place from 6:30pm - 8pm at the Energybase pool on the following dates:

  • Monday 1st
  • Tuesday 2nd
  • Thursday 4th
  • Monday 8th
  • Tuesday 9th
  • Thursday 11th

Book your session here


Monday 1st

Clubs & Societies Auditions for the University of London Chamber Choir take place this afternoon from 2pm at Student Central. If you fancy joining a high quality, dynamic student chamber choir of 30 members, sign up online at www.ulchamberchoir.co.uk

Don’t worry if your choral experience is limited, enthusiasm and ability are the most important qualities!

Bars Welcome to our first cocktails and house evening of the year! Chilled atmosphere and chilled drinks - what more could you ask for? Join us in The Library bar from 7pm.

Clubs & Societies Ever been interested in jumping out of planes? Want to hear from our committee about how you can? Sounds like you want to come to our Skydiving Club Interest Meeting (...there’s pizza)! Starts at 6:30pm in Room 3A of Student Central.

Clubs & Societies It’s the first rehearsal of the year for our University of London Big Band. If you’re interested in joining, just get in touch at ulubigbandcommittee@gmail.com. Musicians of all abilities and instruments are welcome!


Tuesday 2nd

Bars It’s Tuesday which means one thing… it’s the return of the quiz in The Library bar! Starts at 7pm so don’t be late. Win prizes of bar tabs, cleaning supplies and sweets.

Clubs & Societies Ever wanted to try gymnastics and impress your friends with exciting moves? If so the UoL Gymnastic team's taster session this evening is for you. It's a bargain at just £5 for the session! Takes place at Talacre Sports Centre in Kentish Town

8-9pm for beginners
9-10pm for experiened
If you're interested, sign up on Facebook here


Wednesday 3rd

Bars It’s the first sports and societies night in The Library. Enjoy great promotions on pre-drinks before your night out! £10 pitchers, £2.50 pints before 9pm, £2 Vk's, £2.50 Jagerbombs, £1.50 sours shots!

Clubs & Societies Are you interested in our free First Aid Awareness course? Our University of London St John’s Ambulance society will be running three sessions from 7-9pm on this evening in room 3C, as well as the 10th and 17th October. Those who attend all three will gain a certificate for their skills. The sessions will cover basic First Aid principles and will act as the foundations for the rest of the year.


Thursday 4th

Courses & Training This month’s Women’s Self Defence course starts today. The course is an excellent introduction to self-defence designed for students with no prior martial arts experience. Participants will take part in theoretical discussions and practical demonstrations that will help them better understand their personal safety and give them the confidence to protect themselves. If you’re interested, sign up here.

Clubs & Societies If Karate is your thing, or you’ve always wanted to give it a go, Shinboku training sessions begin this evening. All abilities welcome - beginners included! Training takes place at 7pm at Husky Studios, 29A Amelia Street.

Shinboku London Training Space


Friday 5th

Music It’s the first ULU Love gig of the new year and it’s a sell out! Deafheaven take to the stage with support from Inter Arma. Those lucky enough to get tickets should expect psychedelic vocals, jazz-inspired percussion and intricate piano melodies. Doors open at 7pm.

Bars Late night Fridays return to The Library. Join us from 5pm - 2am and celebrate the start of the weekend!


Saturday 6th

Clubs & Societies The University of London Rifle Club will be holding guest days at the London Bridge Range today, Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th October. Everyone is welcome to try rifle shooting and learn more about the club. The day costs £10 and includes all tuition, equipment, insurance and ammunition. You’ll get £5 refuback if you choose to join the club. Contact ulrifleclub@yahoo.co.uk to find out more.  

Bars It's time for the Club Kali's Queer Prom Party! Let your inner Sparkle come out, revisit your Prom Night Party the gay way! Enjoy a fun dance class at 10pm followed by Club Kali DJ's spinning the best of Bollywood to Hollywood dancefloor tunes. Get your tickets here.


Sunday 7th

Clubs & Societies Head down to Sobell Lesiure Centre at 7pm to try out ice hockey (for free!) with the Univeristy of London Dragons team! No experience or special equipment required.  Just bring yourself, skates if you have them and dress in comfortable sports clothes. If you don't have skates, you can rent them from the rink for £1.25.

Theres no need to register or sign up. Just turn up 15min before to give yourself time to get your skates on.

Monday 8th

Clubs & Societies Are you looking for a new partner for UoL Dancesport? Get ready for this weekend’s first training session back by filling out this form to be matched with your new dance partner. Keep dancing!


Tuesday 9th

Fitness New academic year, new fitness goals? We’ve given you even less of an excuse to miss the gym with our new Blitz 20 class. The 20-minute aerobic HIIT class designed to give you an all over body aerobic experience. No excuses! We’re running two classes a day at 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday! It’s suitable for all levels so come down and give it a try.

Blitz 20 Class at Energybase Gym Student Central


Wednesday 10th

Clubs & Societies The second session the St John’s Ambulance first aid awareness course takes place tonight in room 3C from 7-9pm. Don’t forget, you need to attend all three sessions in order to gain your certificate.


Thursday 11th

Bars Start the weekend early with our Salsa and Reggaeton music night at The Library! Get in the dancing mood with £8 jugs of Sangria and £2 Tequila shots. Join us from 7pm.


Friday 12th

General London Nightline is back and is ready to listen to whatever is on your mind. Starting university or returning after the summer can be a difficult and busy time - but talking about it can really be helpful. Call them in confidence on 0207 631 0101, text them on 07717 989 900 or speak online at http://nightline.org.uk/


Saturday 13th

Clubs & Societies It’s time for another UoL Rifle Club guest day! Contact ulrifleclub@yahoo.co.uk to find out more.  


Sunday 14th

Clubs & Societies UoL Dancesport is where it’s at today! The club will be running Dancesport taster sessions with beginners from 10am-12pm. Novice/intermediate/advanced ballroom sessions between 12-2pm followed by novice/intermediate/advanced Latin dance between 2-4pm.

As if this wasn’t enough, the club are then running their partnering sessions for competitive members from 4-7pm. If dance is your thing, this is the place to be. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/UoLdancesport/

UoL Dancesport Society


Monday 15th

Fitness Sculpt your body from head to toe with our Ballet Fit session at 5:30pm. Popular with celebrities including Drew Barrymore and Zooey Deschanel, Ballet Fit is a dance-based conditioning workshop that focuses on sculpting your body, improving core strength and flexibility.


Tuesday 16th

Clubs & Societies If you’re an existing member or were lucky enough to pass the audition, University of London Symphony Orchestra rehearsals start tonight. The society are gearing up for first concert on 17th November. Stay tuned for more info coming soon.


Wednesday 17th

Fitness Have you signed up to Energybase yet? Remember if you’re a Student Central member you can enjoy membership from just £20 a month! That gets you access to the gym, fitness classes, swimming pool and free personal training sessions! Find out more here.

Clubs & Societies The final session the St John’s Ambulance first aid awareness course takes place tonight in room 3C from 7-9pm. Don’t forget, you need to have attended all three sessions in order to gain your certificate.


Thursday 18th

General New to university and want to mark your first month? Head down to our student shop - it’s the only place to buy University of London merchandise. Hoodies, t-shirts, hats, ties, stationery - we’ve got it all!


Friday 19th

Music Canada's classic rock band Glass Tiger take to the stage at The Venue this evening. The band has toured with international music legends including Tina Turner, Journey and Roxette - expect a great show! Doors at 7pm. Tickets available here.


Saturday 20th

Clubs & Societies The University of London Rifle Club is holding its last guest day at the London Bridge Range today. Contact ulrifleclub@yahoo.co.uk to find out more.  

UoL Rifle Club


Monday 22nd

Courses & Training Our 4-day NPLQ Course starts today. The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is an essential course for anyone considering a career in the leisure industry. It’s the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK. Book your place here.


Tuesday 23rd

Bars Why not bond with your new course mates and housemates by getting a team together for the weekly pub quiz? You can win a variety of goodies - including a bar tab! Now that’s worth swotting up for. Starts in The Library at 7pm.


Wednesday 24th

Bars If you've registered for Student Central membership, don't forget to head to reception to pick up your physical card. Not only does your card act as a student ID but also gets you great deals such as...

  • 20% off drinks in the bars on Tuesdays
  • 10% off food and drinks every other day
  • 10% off Copycats services
  • 10% off in the Student Central shop
  • Participate in the famous Pub Quiz 
  • Entry into the building after 6pm when we become members only
  • Allows you to bring in non-student guests
  • You'll need it to sign up to Energybase gym


Thursday 25th

Fitness Prefer to get your workouts done before the day really begins? Head down to the Energybase studio for our early Spin class. 45-minutes from 7:45am.


Friday 26th

Music Tonight at The Venue it’s Snakecharmer plus guests Zal Cleminson’s Sin' Dogs. Formed by former members of Whitesnake and Black Sabbath, Snakecharmer embark on a 5-date tour of the UK. Expect songs such as Ancient Prone, Follow Me Under and That Kind of Love. Doors are at 7:30pm Get your tickets here.


Monday 29th

Bars It’s the last Monday of the month. You’ve nearly made it through October. Celebrate at The Library’s cocktails and house evening. Chilled atmosphere and chilled drinks - what more could you ask for?


Tuesday 30th

Fitness Energybase is proud to be home to central London’s largest indoor pool! It’s open every day and always split into four lanes so you can swim at your own pace. Open 7am - 7pm.


Wednesday 31st

Bars Happy Halloweeeeen! Head to The Library this evening for a spooktacular sports night. £10 pitchers, £2.50 pints before 9pm, £2.50 Jagerbombs, £1.50 sours shots and halloween cocktails all night long!

Halloween Sports Night at Student Central