UCL German Society was established in 2004 and is one of UCL’s largest cultural societies with 300+ members every year!
We are the meeting point for everyone and anyone interested in German culture and the German language! This includes Germans and non-Germans.
We offer a wide range of both social and academic events for our members. In the 2013-2014 academic year, the Society was awarded “Society of the Year” at UCL.
We offer weekly 90-minute lessons taught by native or near-native speakers at six different levels* for those interested in learning German. Through our work with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), we also offer students help with writing German job applications, CVs and cover letters.
Aside from museum and concert visits, we organise a number of speaker events with politicians, economists, journalists or other experts in their fields.
We also invite our members to participate as crew and cast, or simply as audience members, in our annual German play.
During the February Reading Week, we give our members the opportunity to visit Berlin with the society to experience the capital’s rich culture, history and night-life.
We proudly organise pre-departure meetings in various cities before the start of the academic year, where prospective German-speaking students can spend an evening together before launching into their new lives at UCL.
Throughout the year, we hold fortnightly Stammtische and other social events, in conjunction with other European societies at UCL. We also hold gatherings and “exchanges” with the German societies at King’s College London, Cambridge, Oxford, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Imperial College London. Highlights of the social calendar include the Oktoberfest and the annual Christmas ball.