The UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences (UCL CFS) has scooped a Bronze Lion in the Design and Typography category at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Their winning campaign, made in collaboration with Ogilvy & Mather London, aims to crowdfund £1m for a world-class forensic evidence research laboratory and expose the surprisingly common yet critical problem of the misinterpretation of forensic science evidence.
Publication date: 7 August 2017
The Norman Foster Foundation will award an annual scholarship to an outstanding architectural student entering UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture.
Publication date: 13 July 2017
A team led by Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology, has won a £28,850,000 infrastructure award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support the improvement of UCL’s research facilities, which will enable UCL to deliver on its aim to create the world’s leading translational neuroscience environment.
Publication date: 12 July 2017
On Wednesday 21 June, UCL Connect hosted its final Professional Networking Event of the academic year, celebrating creative thinking in the cultural sector. The event, chaired by journalist Mark Lawson, featured debates and discussion from a panel of distinguished alumni including, Emily Pringle, Head of Learning and Practice Research at Tate; Gina Koutsika FMA, Head of Visitor Programmes, Events and Exhibitions at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Writer, Director and Curator, Sharna Jackson and founder of Deckchair Productions, Harry Brünjes.
Publication date: 10 July 2017
UCL President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur recently hosted a special afternoon tea in the Housman Room to celebrate the impact of legacy giving to UCL.
Publication date: 14 June 2017
UCL recently celebrated the far-reaching impact of a £20 million grant to support dementia research with a visit by staff and trustees of the Wolfson Foundation to the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre.
Publication date: 6 June 2017
Our alumni networks are a great way to stay in touch with your friends and meet other UCL alumni across the world. As well as events organised by UCL, many of the alumni groups organise their own social and professional development events ensuring a huge wealth of ways for you to get involved with UCL wherever you are in the world.
Publication date: 16 May 2017
The UCL Huntington’s Disease Centre, based at the UCL Institute of Neurology, was officially opened by UCL President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur on the 1 March. Professor Michael Arthur was delighted to welcome Amanda Staveley, a Huntington’s disease (HD) family member and businesswoman, to cut the ribbon at the event. The Centre brings together expertise from many disciplines and is uniquely placed worldwide to translate basic biological insights into first-in-human studies in the disease.
Publication date: 24 April 2017
UCL Office for the Vice Provost (Development), the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH) and the Bartlett School of Planning are thrilled to announce a legacy pledge in support of Masters students by The Bartlett alumnus Richard Ayling. The legacy will fully fund the costs of studying on postgraduate Masters courses within the ISH and School of Planning for students of the future.
Publication date: 21 March 2017
From the Enlightenment to the first Apple Mac, universities have been the driving force that change the world. Now a new publication from UCL Press explores the role of philanthropy in a rapidly changing higher education environment.
Publication date: 15 March 2017
UCL celebrated the power of student support and the generosity of supporters who fund them at its annual Scholarships and Bursaries reception. The event brought together donors and the students who benefit at an event that showcased the diversity of scholarships at UCL and their life-changing impact.
Publication date: 3 March 2017
On Wednesday 8 March, to tie in with the celebrations for International Women’s Day, UCL Connect’s Women in Leadership event takes place, offering an inspiring evening of discussions and professional networking.
Publication date: 2 March 2017
This week UCL Student Support & Wellbeing are holding a series of fundraising and awareness events to support refugee education initiatives in the UK and abroad.
Publication date: 23 February 2017
UCL’s Institute of Global Prosperity (IGP) leads new grassroots project in East London
Publication date: 22 February 2017
Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation has today made an initial donation of £3 million to support the development of the hub of the UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL, the go-ahead for which was announced in December. This is the first tranche of a total of £10 million pledged to the project by Iceland, to be raised through the sale of 5p single-use carrier bags in Iceland stores across the UK and through the fundraising efforts of Iceland’s people, customers and suppliers.
Publication date: 26 January 2017
The Office of the Vice-Provost (Development) has appointed Cathy Brown as its new Director of Strategy and Operations.
Publication date: 16 December 2016
Inspired by Malcolm Walker of Iceland Foods the UCL Dementia Retail Partnership has raised a staggering £10million in its first year for UCL Dementia Research - equivalent to the sale of around 200 million carrier bags.
Publication date: 14 December 2016
The UCL Dementia Research Retail Partnership was shortlisted as the Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign at the 2017 Institute of Fundraising, National Fundraising Awards alongside Cancer Research UK, Muscular Dystrophy UK, and Durham Cathedral.
Publication date: 1 December 2016
This week we put seven questions to Suzanna Cooper, who is in her fourth year studying French in the UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society.
Publication date: 17 November 2016
Neuroscience, intuition and super-humans – how DeepMind co-founder and UCL alumnus Demis Hassabis is leading the Artificial Intelligence revolution
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Publication date: 17 November 2016
“One day old age will come for you, and you will benefit from today’s research. I hope you will support UCL’s research - or it may be a calamity when you get old.”
Publication date: 8 November 2016
Places are created by sex, religion and politics, according to Peter Rees, Professor of Places and City Planning, who was UCL’s star speaker at a New York alumni party and Campaign launch.
Publication date: 18 October 2016
“I was halfway through my breakfast bacon sandwich, which I abandoned for champagne”, Professor John Hardy told UCL’s West Coast alumni at the San Francisco Campaign launch event.
Publication date: 17 October 2016
Film director Christopher Nolan and producer Emma Thomas were the hosts of a dinner in LA focused on raising funding for UCL’s new Dementia Research Institute.
Publication date: 14 October 2016
UCL researchers were delighted to receive an £80,000 donation from Kennedy’s Disease UK (KD-UK), the only UK charity dedicated to Kennedy’s Disease, a rare and incurable inherited neuromuscular disorder.
Publication date: 11 October 2016