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UCL shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award

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.

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22 November 2012: A gap in the market for new kind of travel guide

Travel can be a mixed blessing, as UCL graduate Sally Broom discovered on a gap year in South East Asia in 2007. Her desire to get off the beaten track and discover the heart of a place had been a success in Thailand, but had led to an unpleasant experience with border guards in Cambodia. The difference, she realised, was the ‘insider knowledge’ gained by having good contacts in Bangkok – and the idea for Tripbod.com, which links curious travellers with trusted locals who can advise them on their journey, was born. More...

22 November 2012: Fund-raising effort leads to designs on a future fashion empire

When UCL medical student Har-preet ‘Pete’ Ahluwalia wanted to raise funds for the Hindu Society, custom-designed T-shirts was a natural choice. The fashion aficionado had something special in mind: the items would be vinyl-pressed rather than ink-printed, to give a high-quality and longer-lasting finish. More...

22 November 2012: Boot camp gets UCL graduate in shape for his chosen career

Languages graduate Ed Hammerton was concerned about his job prospects during a recession, until he attended a three-day boot camp run by UCL Advances which taught him, through action learning using real-world examples of business problems and solutions, “how to spot business opportunities and act on them.” More...

22 November 2012: Revolutionary 3D laser scanner brings a modern twist to ancient Egypt’s treasures

Visits to museums on rainy afternoons have just become a lot more interesting thanks to revolutionary technology that allows artefacts to be scanned and modelled in 3D and then studied from all angles in a way the original could never be. UCL’s Petrie Museum has benefited from a shared-use agreement between the university and Canadian firm Arius3D, which makes the colour laser scanners.
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