Friends of UCL hear all about university's short courses at festival

28 June 2017

Hot on the trail of the popular Festival of Culture, UCL welcomed alumni and friends for the It’s All Academic Festival on Saturday 10 June. The short courses team were there to help raise awareness of UCL’s exciting range of expert-led short courses.

Dr Chris van Tulleken speaking at the It's All Academic Festival

The festival celebrated all that's great at UCL, the campus bursting at the seams with free indoor and outdoor events run by staff and students.

Over 1,000 people attended, enjoying events such as:

  • a debate between a range of leading academics and the audience on what the future will look like for us all. It was overseen by host Dr Chris van Tulleken and featured Nobel Prize winner Professor John O’Keefe. You can watch it on YouTube.
Dr Mina Sotiriou talking about short courses to attendees at the It's All Academic Festival
  • the UCL Mechanical Engineering team let people explore virtual reality environments, encouraging them to race against the clock in their F1 pit-stop challenge.
  • experts from UCL’s highly-regarded Constitution Unit debated and discussed the constitutional and political fallout from the recent UK general election.

View more photographs from the festival on Flickr.

Spreading the word about UCL's short courses

The short courses stand at the It's All Academic Festival

The UCL short courses team were at the festival to help raise awareness of UCL’s impressive array of expert-led short courses.

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It’s All Academic is the global philanthropy and engagement campaign for UCL. It aims to build our community of friends worldwide. To find out more, visit


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