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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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Spring Alumni Events

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. 

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UCL Huntington's Disease Centre Opens

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.

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Bartlett alumnus announces legacy pledge

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. 

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New publication explores philanthropy and the soul of universities

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.

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"It's you who change lives"- UCL celebrates philanthropy at annual reception

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. 

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Rebuilding Lives With Scholarships

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. 

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Iceland delivers on £10m pledge to UCL Dementia Research

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.

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