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UCL and the Institute of Education confirm merger

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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

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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

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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

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Student satisfaction at UCL has risen by 2%, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS) results.

Transcribe Bentham project reaches 10,000th transcription

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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?

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Teachers, grammarians and academics will discuss the current state of grammar and grammar teaching at a conference today.

Queen’s Birthday Honours for the UCL community

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A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Digital art transforms fish bones into cosmic bodies and marine slugs in new ‘Subnature’ exhibition 

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ALTED Hydrozoa by Lan Lan 2014

A new art exhibition exploring the relationship between nature and its representations opens today at the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology.

UCL Petrie Museum launches 3D online object library

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UCL Petrie Museum launches 3D online object library

UCL’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, which holds one of the top specialist collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world, has launched an interactive online 3D object library, allowing visitors to view the artefacts in the same way as curators.

Medical Poetics: call for entries for Yale-UCL Medicine poetry competition

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This year's Yale-UCL poetry competition is now open for entries from medical students looking to render their Aesculapian experiences in verse… and win £1000.

Tribute to Captain Jerry Roberts MBE

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Captain Jerry Roberts at UCL

Captain Jerry (Raymond C.) Roberts – one of the last of a top World War Two codebreaking team at Bletchley Park – has died, aged 93, following a short illness. Professor Susanne Kord (UCL German) pays tribute below:

IOE and UCL to consult on proposed merger

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IOE and UCL to consult on proposed merger

The Institute of Education (IOE) and UCL today announced that they are to begin consultation on a proposed merger.

UCL Art Museum awarded grant from DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund

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UCL Art Museum is one of 40 museums across England who will benefit from grants designed to fund improvements that increase access and enhance the display of exhibits, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey announced today. 

Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research: winners announced

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Muscle Fibres of the Heart

A striking image showing the spiral structure of heart muscle fibres in minute detail is the overall winner of this year’s Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research competition, run by the UCL Graduate School.

UCL top in research council income

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UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).

Wolfson Foundation renews support for Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

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The Wolfson Foundation has renewed funding for their scholarship programme, which was launched last year, to support postgraduate students in the humanities at UCL.

Crowdsourcing the Slade: call to help complete class photo archive

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The Slade School of Fine Art has a fascinating, but currently incomplete, collection of annual class photographs dating from 1931. A new project, led by the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, is appealing for help to identify the sitters in the photos and complete the collection.

Striking research images sought for UCL competition

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Does your research produce images that have aesthetic and artistic appeal? If so, consider entering the annual ‘Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research’ competition and exhibition.

UCL Digital Humanities launch text analysis app

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A free smartphone app that allows people to explore the relationships between words in text via an intuitive interface was launched by academics at UCL this week.

Portrait of a Young Woman to be included in Art Everywhere

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UCL Art museum is proud to announce that Portrait of a Young Woman, a painting from our collection by artist Winifred Knights, will be included in Art Everywhere, a vast exhibition of the nation's favourite British art that will go on display on thousands of poster and billboard sites across the UK, from 12-25 August 2013.

The Trappings of Trade: Osterley House reveals its gems from the East

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Stunning Japanese-lacquered chests, Gujarati fabrics and fine Chinese porcelain are some of the distinctive objects displayed in a new exhibition co-curated by UCL researchers, National Trust staff and volunteers at Osterley Park and House in west London.

Bentham’s personal correspondence to be digitised for first time

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Thousands of letters revealing a far more personal side of the British philosopher Jeremy Bentham and his family are set to be digitised as part of the UCL Transcribe Bentham project, uniting the entire collection of Bentham’s manuscripts for the first time since his death in 1832.

UCL launches new BA in Ancient Languages

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UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies and UCL Greek & Latin have announced a new BA in Ancient Languages which will enable students to study an unparalleled range of ancient languages and textual traditions for the first time in the UK.

UCL Anthropology hosts summer school

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Last month the UCL Anthropology opened its doors and store cupboards to 16 students from the UCL Academy for a two-day summer school. 

UCL software reveals Ulster’s forgotten history in fire-damaged book

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Great Parchment book folios

Researchers from UCL have used specially designed software to digitise the Great Parchment book, a crucial historical text documenting the City of London’s role in 17th century Ulster that was previously unreadable for over 200 years due to fire damage.

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