Arts & Humanities
UCL’s teaching successes highlighted in study of national rankings
UCL has been singled out for key features of its teaching including its focus on student employability, curriculum innovations and humility in an analysis of the recent nationwide assessment of universities’ teaching quality.
UCL professor and sculptor Edward Allington dies
Sculptor, artist and UCL professor Edward Allington who taught and inspired a generation of artists including some of Britain’s most famous modern sculptors has died at the age of 66.
UCL ranked in world's top five universities for arts and humanities
UCL has been ranked fifth in the world for arts and humanities in the latest league table published by The Times Higher Education.
Hopes for deal on EU research rise as Provost mounts Brussels mission
Hopes for continued close research links between the UK and the EU after Brexit have risen after a top EU commissioner declared that securing a deal on it is “a no brainer”.
Music strikes a chord with great writers
Music is identified as a key influence on great poets and novelists of the past century in a landmark book by Professor Dominic Wyse (UCL Institute of Education). The book, "How Writing Works" is being discussed at the British Educational Research Association’s (BERA) conference this week.
UCL graduate wins 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize
A recent graduate from UCL has won the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize, for a plan to improve Britain’s roads.
UCL academics elected to British Academy
Four members of the UCL community have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding research.
UCL community recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
UCL leads UK with most Philip Leverhulme Prize winners
Five researchers from UCL Geography, UCL Economics, UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies, UCL Computer Science and the UCL Bartlett Developmental Planning Unit have been awarded 2016 Philip Leverhulme Prizes.
The Orwell Prize moves to UCL
Prestigious political writing award The Orwell Prize has moved to the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.
‘The New EU Flag’: art installation at UCL
A striking gold flag made from foil blankets used by refugees has been raised on the flagpole above the UCL portico. The piece is by UCL Slade School of Fine Art student Mariana Bisti.
UCL staff recognised in New Year Honours 2016
Congratulations to the members of the UCL community who have been recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours list.
Research Images as Art/Art images as Research: 2015/16 winners announced
A diverse and fascinating series of images were unveiled as the winners of the Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research competition for 2015/16, run by the UCL Doctoral School.
Tribute to Professor Lisa Jardine
We are deeply saddened to share the news that Professor Lisa Jardine CBE FRS passed away on Sunday 25 October 2015.
Lack of government data-sharing hindering social mobility research
Better sharing of routinely collected data could accelerate progress towards improving social mobility and reducing child poverty, as well as generate significant financial savings, according to a new UCL report published today.
Watching you watching Bentham: The PanoptiCam
This month sees the launch of PanoptiCam, an online camera that streams the live view from Jeremy Bentham’s auto-icon in the South Cloisters.
UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research: winners announced
A striking image demonstrating the science behind a flock of starlings in flight has been announced as the winner of this year’s Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research competition, run by the UCL Doctoral School.
Discovery of ‘drunk and incapable’ arrest record shows Orwell’s ‘honesty’
A court record unearthed in a London archive detailing George Orwell's 1931 conviction for being ‘drunk and incapable’ confirms his account of the incident, lending foundation to the lore surrounding Orwell’s truthfulness as a writer.
UCL and the Institute of Education confirm merger
UCL and the Institute of Education (IOE) have today confirmed that they will be merging with effect from 2 December. The merger will create a new institution with over 35,000 students, confirming UCL as the biggest higher education institution in London, and the largest postgraduate institution in the UK, with 19,000 postgraduate students. It will have over 11,000 staff and a combined income of over £1bn.
Publishers address concerns on ‘total cost of ownership’ of e-resources
UCL welcomes the news that two major academic publishers are tackling the issue of subscription costs and the level of article-processing charges (APCs).
Clearing, Adjustment and Confirmation 2014
UCL has no places available through Clearing. However, we have a small number of places available through UCAS Adjustment for very well qualified applicants that have exceeded the conditions of their firm choice.
National Student Survey: improvement in student satisfaction
Student satisfaction at UCL has risen by 2%, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS) results.
Transcribe Bentham project reaches 10,000th transcription
An experiment in ‘scholarly crowdsourcing’, which engages the public in the online transcription of papers written by the celebrated philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), has published its 10,000th transcription this week.
'Like, innit, literally...' Is 'correct' grammar in decline and does this matter?
Teachers, grammarians and academics will discuss the current state of grammar and grammar teaching at a conference today.