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UCL Alumni Volunteering Awards

Our volunteers are key to our success as a university and as a truly global community now and in the future. We are very grateful to alumni who give their time and skills to support the UCL community and whose efforts contribute to our success in It’s All Academic, the philanthropic fundraising Campaign for UCL.

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£1 million donation from Baillie Gifford kick starts pioneering work at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

A new global network to drive a mission-led approach to tackling urgent societal challenges, and a new Mission Orientated Innovation and Industrial Strategy (MOIIS) Commission directing the UK Industrial Strategy towards missions have just been launched at UCL, thanks to a £1 million donation from leading investment management company Baillie Gifford. The donation will allow the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) to kick-start their activity and grow their ground breaking work around mission-oriented innovation over the next five years. 

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Bentham at the MET

The Met Breuer museum in New York hosted a celebratory event on 19 March to welcome UCL’s founding father, Jeremy Bentham to a brand new exhibition entitled, “Life Like: Sculpture, Color and the Body”.  At the very heart of this innovative and thought provoking exhibition sits the auto-icon of Bentham.

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Demis Hassabis joins UCL for exclusive showing of AlphaGo movie

AI pioneer Demis Hassabis visited UCL last week for an exclusive showing of AlphaGo – the movie charting the historic show-down between Go grandmaster Lee Sedol and computer program AlphaGo, in which machine defeated man 4 to 1.

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International Women's Day: Celebrating our female Alumni Mentors

To mark International Women’s Day, UCL has been talking to some of our female Alumni Mentors across the globe about what being a mentor means to them. From New York to Nepal, we hear why mentoring UCL alumni is as important for them as it is for the mentee.

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The Power of Philanthropy celebrated at the Annual UCL Scholarships and Bursaries Reception

On 20 February the Wilkins building hosted over 100 people at the 2018 Scholarships and Bursaries Reception. This yearly event highlights the very real impact and significant importance of philanthropy at UCL. It was also an exciting opportunity for those who have funded a scholarship or bursary to connect with the students that they have helped and discover more about their work.

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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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