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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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The UCL Dementia Retail Partnership

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.

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