April 20, 2016

FAQs

     1. ABOUT THE SOCIETY AND ITS OBJECTIVES


1.01 What is UCLU?

The University College London Union (UCLU) is the representative body for University College London (UCL), and as a UCL student you are automatically a member. UCLU provides services so every student can develop their skills while being at UCL.

1.02 What is the UCL Mexican Society?

1.03 Who can become a member of the UCL Mexican Society?

1.04 How can I become a member of the UCL Mexican Society?

1.05 What will I receive as a member of the UCL Mexican Society?

1.06 What will I contribute as a member of the UCL Mexican Society?

1.07 What are the objectives of the UCL Mexican Society?

1.08 How is the UCL Mexican Society linked to Mexico?

1.09 What has the UCL Mexican Society achieved so far?

The UCL Mexican Society has launched different projects aiming to promote the diversity of the Mexican culture and strengthen the ties between all the members. Some of these projects at the Mexican Society in UCL include: The UCL Mexico Summit, The TalkAbout, Spanish Lessons, The UCL Mexican Society Mentorship Programme, The Support Our Research Programme, Mexico’s holidays – social activities and networking, Policy Proposals for Mexico, Film and Discussion Forums, The Tequila Tasting and NeuroMexico.

1.10 What is The UCL Mexico Summit?

The UCL Mexico Summit is an initiative from the UCL Mexican Society as part of its efforts to offer a better understanding of Mexico’s challenges and initiatives in a global context. It also contributes to Mexico’s challenges through the advancement of applied science and technology.

1.11 What is The TalkAbout?

Every month, we hold a communication of science event that we called the TalkAbout. In every session, two members of the Society present their current research. Over 20 minutes, the speaker provides a brief introduction, describes the research, results and expected outcomes, and its relevance and possible applications for Mexico. Our aim is to disseminate knowledge within our members through the diffusion of our research projects. During these sessions, Society members ask questions, provide feedback and discuss alternative solutions. The events are clearly multidisciplinary: the only rule is avoiding technical concepts. The UCL TalkAbouts are recorded and uploaded to our webpage and YouTube channel.

1.12 What are the Spanish Lessons?

Recognising the relevance of Spanish to the world, the UCL Mexican Society has embarked in the project of offering Spanish lessons for international members at the lowest cost in London. Throughout a dynamic, vibrant and fun environment, our students will be able to learn or improve its Spanish as no other place in the UK. Classes are offered by native speakers in different times in the week.

1.13 What is The UCL Mexican Society Mentorship Programme?

One of the main activities of the UCL Mexican Society is to provide support for Master students aiming to continue their studies through a PhD. Currently, there are five PhD senior members serving different disciplines in which UCL is a leading University. Contact us if you are interested in receiving support or peer-advice from: (a) the UCL Mexican Society Mentor for Engineering, (b) the UCL Mexican Society Mentor for Crime and Security, (c) the UCL Mexican Society Mentor for Medicine and Health, (d) the UCL Mexican Society Mentor for Economics and Political Science, and (e) the UCL Mexican Society Mentor for Architecture, Sustainable Development and Environment.

1.14 What is The Support Our Research Programme?

1.15 What are the Mexico’s holidays – social activities and networking?

An essential goal of our society is to offer all members as many social and cultural activities as possible. Since our foundation, for example, we have done several efforts to celebrate altogether the Mexico’s most important national holidays. Don’t be surprised to be invited to The Grito de Independencia Party on September, or to the Dia de Muertos Celebration on November. When London’s weather allows it, we also arrange Volleyball matches, BBQs, and informal Taco Sessions. Also, we commonly visit our friends from Oxford, Cambridge and other universities through our SWAP programme with them.

1.16 What are the Policy Proposals for Mexico?

One of our most relevant priorities when Mexican citizens become part of the UCL Mexican Society is to respond to their commitment with the country even when they are in the UK. Thus, we have started several projects aiming to offer tangible policy proposals to improve different situations and challenges in Mexico. One of them was clear when students from UCL formulated ten policy proposals to mitigate the security and human rights situation in Mexico through PropuestaMx. A more recent example occurred in 2016 when we debated corruption in Mexico, and the Society gave the opportunity to all members who decided that way to sign the petition for #Ley3de3. We plan to keep engaged with several other challenges, such as innovation, cancer, obesity, industrial policy, amongst others.

1.17 What are Film and Discussion Forums?

Mexico and Latin America possess a dynamic nature. Aspects of human life, including religion, violence, traditions, consumer behaviour, and even gender roles or political preferences, have evolved in such a way that a deep analysis from different perspectives is often required. Under this complex and exciting scenario, every two months we gather together to discuss a movie, present a book, receive an invited a guest, or simply converse about relevant topics. Our Film and Policy Discussion Forums will be the perfect place to discuss Mexico, its challenges and some possible solutions.

1.18 What is The Tequila Tasting?

1.19 What is NeuroMexico?

In 2015, a group of Mexican students and researchers from UCL launched an interdisciplinary science communication site initiative called NeuroMexico whose purpose is to bring Spanish speakers an understanding on medicine and health in general, and neurosciences in particular. Several members from the UCL Mexican Society are actively involved in this effort. Please do not hesitate to visit their site and contact them to participate in this exciting activity.

 

      2. ABOUT THE COMMITTEE


2.01 What is the committee?

2.02 Who can be elected for the committee?

2.03 When is the committee elected?

2.04 How is the committee elected?

2.05 Which are the positions within the committee?

2.06 Who is the President?

2.07 Who is the Vice-President?

2.08 Who is the Secretary Officer?

2.09 Who is the Treasurer?

2.10 Who is the Communication Officer?

2.11 Who is the Cultural Officer?

2.12 Who is the Events Coordinator?

2.13 Who is the Liaison with Master Students Officer?