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Publishers address concerns on ‘total cost of ownership’ of e-resources

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UCL welcomes the news that two major academic publishers are tackling the issue of subscription costs and the level of article-processing charges (APCs).

National Student Survey: improvement in student satisfaction

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Students at UCL

Student satisfaction at UCL has risen by 2%, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS) results.

Transcribe Bentham project reaches 10,000th transcription

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Bentham manuscript

An experiment in ‘scholarly crowdsourcing’, which engages the public in the online transcription of papers written by the celebrated philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), has published its 10,000th transcription this week. 

Queen’s Birthday Honours for the UCL community

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David Fish

A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Jeremy Bentham and the escaped convicts

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Memorandoms of James Martin

The most well-known escape of prisoners transported from England to Australia in the 18th Century has been brought to life, thanks to handwritten accounts by the convicts unearthed in the collections of the philosopher Jeremy Bentham at UCL and now published online for the first time.

UCL top in research council income

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UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).

Michelin star restaurant add Bentham recipe to their menu

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Bentham recipe

An 18th Century recipe recommended by Jeremy Bentham for inmates of his proposed Panopticon prison has been added to the menu at St. John restaurant in London.

Bentham’s personal correspondence to be digitised for first time

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Bentham letter

Thousands of letters revealing a far more personal side of the British philosopher Jeremy Bentham and his family are set to be digitised as part of the UCL Transcribe Bentham project, uniting the entire collection of Bentham’s manuscripts for the first time since his death in 1832.

UCL students win 2013 National Mooting Competition

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Two UCL students have won this year’s Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition for the first time in 41 years, having beaten Liverpool John Moores University in the President’s Court of the Royal Courts of Justice. 

Almost a quarter of jurors confused about rules on internet use during a trial

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Almost a quarter of jurors (23%) are unclear about the rules surrounding internet use during a trial, according to preliminary research led by Professor Cheryl Thomas (UCL Laws).

Sounds of UCL: competition winners and panoramas

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What sounds make up London’s global university? UCL Communications has announced the winners of its ‘Sounds of UCL’ competition, which invited staff and students to capture ambient audio clips that reflect the life of UCL.

Call for proposals: UCL–French Embassy science and technology workshops

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UCL Open Access Guidelines and Publishing Guide

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UCL guidelines on open access and a publishing guide are available to UCL researchers.

The RCUK Policy on Open Access introduces, with effect from 1 April 2013, new open access requirements for research papers funded by the Research Councils.

Record number of Marie Curie Fellowships for research at UCL

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23 postdoctoral researchers from 14 different countries have been awarded Marie Curie Individual Fellowships. The awards will enable researchers to spend up to two years working with research teams across all schools at UCL.

UCL Grand Challenges £5,000 grants available

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UCL Grand Challenges

The UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants Scheme invites applications to fund cross-disciplinary projects in Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing.

UCL Research Frontiers Contest results

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The results of the UCL Research Frontiers contest have been announced, celebrating the fact that curiosity-driven discovery and analysis has been a feature of UCL from its foundation.

UCL Behaviour Change Month – November 2012

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UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing

UCL Behaviour Change Month in November 2012 will comprise a series of cross-disciplinary talks, discussions and workshops, and lead up to a £10,000 research prize workshop in January 2013.

UCL Discovery downloads surpass 2m

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Statistics

The total number of papers, reports and PhD dissertations downloaded from UCL Discovery, the university’s Open Access repository, surpassed 2,000,000 during September 2012.

Record support for early career researchers 

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ERC

Researchers at UCL have been awarded a total of 17 Starting Grants by the European Research Council (ERC), the highest number awarded at UCL under a single funding call to date. These grants have a total value of €21.6 million. 

Confirmation and Clearing 2012

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Confirmation and Clearing 2012

UCL is pleased to announce that it has filled all its places for 2012 entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

Director-Designate of the UCL European Institute sought

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New applications for UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellowship invited

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Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) addresses one of the most fundamental questions: how did complex life arise? He does so as the inaugural UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellow, a programme for which new applications are invited.

UCL Vice-Provost responds to Open Access report

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Professor David Price

Implementation of the Finch Report on Open Access would "cripple university systems with extra expense", responds Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).

Richard Moorhead becomes UCL’s first Chair in Law and Professional Ethics

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Richard Moorhead

Professor Richard Moorhead, a highly-respected voice in legal education and legal aid, has been appointed as the first Chair in Law and Professional Ethics at UCL.

UCL News podcast - 1 March 2012

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UCL News has launched a new podcast to give you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening. 

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