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Bentham Celebrates

One of the things that ties UCL alumni and students together across the world is a passion for Jeremy Bentham. As Bentham celebrates his 270th birthday the philosopher continues to be a source of interest and discussion.

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UCL Careers seeks host organisations for new global internships programme

UCL has launched a very exciting new initiative to develop global internship opportunities for UCL students. The programme will start during the summer break (June-September), it will be an excellent opportunity for students to develop their skills and bring their knowledge and experience to a wide range of organisations.

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Drug lowers deadly Huntington’s disease protein

A first in-human trial for a new drug to slow the progression of Huntington’s disease has been hailed as ‘enormously significant’.  The trial was carried out at the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, and was led by Professor Sarah Tabrizi (Director of the UCL Huntington’s Disease Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology).

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UCL statement in response to the Daily Mail article on university fundraising

UCL was founded by philanthropy and philanthropic giving remains an important and valued source of funding for universities, supporting scientific breakthroughs to happen faster and helping to keep world-class higher education accessible to all students regardless of background.

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UCL China alumni events celebrate brain-saving tech

 The role technology is playing in advancing understanding of the brain and how it can go wrong was the main theme of a series of alumni galas in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing this month.

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One year on – Campaign total reaches over £344 million

One year on from the launch of UCL’s ambitious philanthropy and engagement Campaign It’s All Academic, the Campaign total has reached over £344 million – over halfway towards its target of £600 million, one of the largest ever set by a UK or European university.

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UCL Centre for Forensic Science scoops Bronze Lion at Cannes

 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.

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HEFCE grant to help UCL deliver world-leading translational neuroscience environment

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.

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UCL Connect: Creative Thinking in the Cultural Sector

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.

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