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Professor Deborah Gill wins Provost's Spirit of Enterprise Award
Publication date: 13 June 2016
UCL-Energy co-authors final report on 'selecting indicators to measure energy poverty' for the European Commission
Publication date: 9 June 2016
The recently published European Commission (EC) report was co-authored by UCL-Energy Senior Researchers Steve Pye, Ian Hamilton, Paolo Agnolucci and David Grover. This report is part of a European Commission Pilot Project titled: Energy Poverty – Assessment of the Impact of the Crisis and Review of Existing and Possible New Measures in the Member States. Through this project, the EC aims to support Member States in protecting vulnerable consumers and to address energy poverty by identifying best practices and supporting information exchange.
Building on UCL’s enterprise success
Publication date: 25 May 2016
UCL has a long and successful track record of encouraging innovation and enterprise. This support for enterprise activities helps the university deliver the widest possible impact from its research on the economy and society, both in the UK and globally. It also brings individual benefits to our staff and students.
How Huntington's disease research can unlock treatments for other dementias
Publication date: 25 May 2016
Watch Professor Sarah Tabrizi's (Clinical Neurology Consultant at UCL) lecture on Huntington's disease
Mars’ surface revealed in unprecedented detail
Publication date: 27 April 2016
CO2 emissions for every ship for every hour, now that's big data!
Publication date: 22 April 2016
Researchers at UCL Energy Institute use the methodology they developed for the Third IMO GHG Study 2014 and AIS data to estimate emissions from five different ship types and display this in a new interactive map that plots 250 million data points to show the movements of the world’s commercial shipping fleet over the course of the year 2012.
UCL scientists nominated as names for polar research ship
Publication date: 8 April 2016
"too poor to stay warm" - highlighting fuel poverty
Publication date: 5 April 2016
Research led by Dr Jessica Allen (UCL Institute of Health Equity) has suggested that more than 9,000 deaths in 2014-15 were specifically due to living in a cold home. Watch on BBC One's Panorama.
FPSH staff awards
Publication date: 4 March 2016
The world’s social media habits uncovered in new UCL study
Publication date: 1 March 2016
UCL launches academic collaboration with Egypt’s New Giza University
Publication date: 8 February 2016
DNA ‘building blocks’ pave the way for improved drug delivery
Publication date: 14 January 2016
First evidence to suggest that screening for ovarian cancer may save lives
Publication date: 21 December 2015
More than half of England’s poorest citizens risk undetected bowel cancer
Publication date: 11 December 2015
UCL & Vodafone launch training for a new generation in regulation and public policy
Publication date: 23 November 2015
UCL is working with Vodafone to design, develop and deliver a specialised, professionally-orientated education programme. As part of Vodafone's Academy for Governance and Policy the programme aims to equip those in developing countries with education and qualifications to help raise industry standards in various regulated markets.
International UCL-led study prompts rethink on the rise of diabetes in cities
Publication date: 16 November 2015
UCL professor is first UK winner of $3m Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Publication date: 10 November 2015
Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) was last night awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his pioneering research into the genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
UCL Consultants turnover increases by 18 percent in 2015
Publication date: 27 October 2015
UCL Energy’s Shipping Group & partners win new study for the IMO on the availability of low sulphur fuels for shipping
Publication date: 12 October 2015
UCL & UK supermarkets unite to beat dementia with carrier bag funds
Publication date: 5 October 2015
UCL Engineering Inspiration: Student Showcase and Networking Event
Publication date: 25 September 2015
UCL launches neuromarketing course: Educating the marketing industry on how to avoid bad science
Publication date: 25 September 2015
Neuromarketing (sometimes called consumer neuroscience) has become a hot topic in recent years. However, what it can and can't measure is often clouded in hype, and some marketing agencies may be exaggerating what they can do in this field. UCL's new neuromarketing workshop aims to address this issue.
New study shows more than half ignored bowel cancer screening chance
Publication date: 21 September 2015
The Bartlett & UCL Engineering expand premises to Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2016
Publication date: 31 July 2015
Next year, UCL will take possession of 3,000 square metres of 10 metre high studio space at Here East which will be used to undertake ground-breaking research in areas including architecture, infrastructure, transport, robotics, healthcare, manufacturing and environmental measurement. UCL will also develop new education programmes in creative design, using film and performance as well as robotic and networked screen technologies.
UCL appoints new Vice-Provost for Enterprise
Publication date: 20 July 2015
Mapping the People of Scotland
Publication date: 15 July 2015
Researchers at UCL have mapped the people of Scotland in unprecedented detail.
The project, ‘DataShine Scotland’, commissioned by National Records of Scotland and the Scottish Government, uses data from Scotland’s Census 2011 to show over 1,000 social characteristics for over 46,000 Scottish areas. These cover everything from health and education through to housing conditions and how people travel to work.
UCL wins DECC contracts for provision of energy expertise
Publication date: 3 July 2015
UCL Consultants has formed a cross-faculty team drawing on staff from the Faculties of the Built Environment, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Engineering, in response to an ITT from Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) seeking to establish a Framework contract for the 'Provision of Technical Specialists in Energy'. Running for four years, it will allow
UCL Consultant of the Year Award 2015
Publication date: 22 June 2015
UCL Energy Institute’s shipping group recognised for their applied research work with the maritime industry & launch UMAS, a new vehicle to work further with shipping stakeholders
Publication date: 17 June 2015
At the 2015 UCL Awards for Enterprise, the shipping group at the UCL Energy Institute, led by Dr Tristan Smith, were presented with the UCL Consultants Award. This award recognises the efforts and accomplishments of UCL’s most innovative and entrepreneurial staff in furthering enterprise through consultancy.
Cutting shipping sector's CO2 Omissions
Publication date: 2 June 2015
Cutting the shipping sector’s CO2 emissions in line with
global climate change targets will need an approach that goes beyond current
regulations, according to a new report by researchers from the Shipping in
Changing Climates Consortium at UCL and the Tyndall Centre, University of
MedCity - driving industry and innovation
Publication date: 8 May 2015
Men donate competitively on women’s fundraising webpages
Publication date: 17 April 2015
UCL teaming up for a cleaner Europe
Publication date: 17 April 2015
Triple E Consulting, as lead partner, in collaboration with ARCADIS Belgium, Technopolis Group and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), has been selected by the European Environment Agency as single-operator in providing them with expert assistance with indicators, analysis, assessments and policy evaluation in support of the 7th Environmental Action Programme.
Professor Stephen Caddick appointed to Executive Board of the Wellcome Trust
Publication date: 17 February 2015
Philanthropy month at UCL
Publication date: 13 February 2015
UCL is where philanthropy helps big ideas to take root, grow and blossom.
UCL was established through philanthropy and today, donations from individuals continue to support academic programmes, scholarships and the UCL estate. Over 8,000 people give a regular gift of anywhere between £3 and millions, and alumni and friends volunteer in numerous activities which help current students, UCL’s world class research and fellow graduates.Philanthropic work at UCL isn’t just about supporting projects, but principles: to break down barriers; to provide opportunities; to challenge convention; and to solve problems. Since 1826, donors to UCL have helped us remain true to our founding principles of innovation, accessibility and relevance.Philanthropy Month
New technique doubles the distance of optical fibre communications
Publication date: 9 February 2015
UCL Founding Member of Alan Turing Institute for Data Science
Publication date: 2 February 2015
By 2050 no one under 80 will be dying from cancer, study says UCL Cancer Study
Publication date: 14 January 2015
Professor Paul Ekins is Awarded OBE
Publication date: 5 January 2015
UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
Publication date: 18 December 2014
UCL announces second campus – UCL East on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Publication date: 3 December 2014
Tianjin and Shanghai join Cities Changing Diabetes on World Diabetes Day
Publication date: 14 November 2014
UCL-Lancet Commission argues that “health is as much about caring as it is about curing"
Publication date: 30 October 2014
Vice-Provost's View: From local to global – UCL and London
Publication date: 24 October 2014
Over the past decade or so, UCL has experienced a dramatic surge in global reputation and growth. Although this is the consequence of the outstanding work carried out by the UCL community over many decades, our success is likely to have been aided by being in one of the world’s leading cities: London.
International Maritime Organisation Study
Publication date: 2 October 2014
A large international consortium, led by Dr Tristan Smith, from UCL’s Energy Institute, was selected by The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to undertake an Update Study of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimate for international shipping, as published in the Second IMO GHG Study 2009.
Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Award winner 2014
Publication date: 29 September 2014
UCL Medical School & Ningbo Delegation
Publication date: 23 September 2014
UCL shortlisted for the THE Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award
Publication date: 10 September 2014
UCL has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award.
The Award, which is sponsored by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship Education, seeks to recognise an institution which has developed an unparalleled environment for fostering enterprise throughout its staff and students and delivered significant impact in its local community, across the UK and overseas.
Constructive Criticism - the Department of English and Pearson Edexcel
Publication date: 14 August 2014
Professor John Mullan, Head of the Department of English at UCL, has for some time been a syllabus advisor to Pearson Edexcel, one of the largest exam boards for England and Wales, on its GCE English Literature. Requirements for candidates to show knowledge of critical arguments about the texts they are studying led Pearson Edexcel to approach him to select and edit an anthology of literary criticism for future candidates. Recently completed, this anthology will be distributed free to every student taking the Pearson Edexcel GCE English Literature allowing them to access a wide variety of criticism in one collection.
After a good deal of discussion, John and representatives of Pearson Edexcel decided that the samples of criticism should be attached to the compulsory Shakespeare section of the Drama component within the GCE English Literature. This is divided between four Tragedies and four Comedies (candidates only have to choose one play). The exam board wanted three or four self-contained passages analysing each one of the set plays, and further extracts that discussed the features of Tragedy or Comedy more generally.
John worked on the selection with two colleagues, and Shakespeare experts, from the English Department: Professor Rene Weis and Professor Helen Hackett and for this engagement they were represented by UCL Consultants Ltd. They eventually chose 40 passages of Shakespeare criticism, each one by a different critic. Every passage had to have a headnote, summarising its argument, and glosses of all allusions or difficult words. Above all, the selection had to show students – and teachers – that criticism can give new life to literary works and make reading them more interesting and pleasurable.
This was a stiff test for the three editors, who had to prepare an anthology suitable for students of a range of abilities. The question of how a critic wrote became as important as what he or she wrote. The Shakespeare critics from whose work it was easiest to select were those like Frank Kermode and Anne Barton who, for all their scholarship, wrote with real eloquence for any lover of literature to understand.
John reflected, “It was a sometimes chastening experience to ask, could an interested sixth former be expected to understand the argument of this piece? On several occasions, passages that we, as academics, thought critically significant had to be rejected as opaque or dauntingly erudite – as if designed to overpower the reader. In contrast, I hope the samples we have selected will prove to be enjoyable as well as helpful”.
Katy Lewis from Pearson Edexcel added, “Creating a specification which is clearly focused on the literary text as well as giving A level students exposure to critical reading has been one of the key aims in the redevelopment of Pearson Edexcel's GCE in English Literature. Working with Professor Mullan and his colleagues in the English department at UCL has been absolutely fundamental in developing an approach which focuses the criticism within the specific Shakespeare plays that the students are studying. This approach will encourage students to consider a range of different perspectives which illuminate their own reading and help them to begin developing their own critical voice. John and the team have been brilliant not only in selecting a great range of stimulating critical materials, but also in giving real consideration to the A level student who will be using this resource. The teacher reaction to this collaboration has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are sure that students will benefit massively from these anthologies.”
Trish Greenan, Director at UCLC, said, “We’re very pleased with the success of this collaboration with Pearson Edexcel. It’s encouraging to engage with academics from Arts and Humanities in a consultancy context, particularly in respect of a piece of work which has such genuine impact.”
Vice Provost for London
Publication date: 5 August 2014
UCL appoints new Vice-Provost for London
UCL has appointed Professor Stephen Caddick to a new position to include responsibilities for London. As Vice Provost (Enterprise and London), Professor Caddick will continue his current responsibilities for enterprise and also lead the development of strategy for London as part of UCL 2034.