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UCL marks Holocaust Memorial Day

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Bergen Belsen

MP and shadow minister, Sir Keir Starmer, Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich MBE and Jewish Chaplain for London Universities, Rabbi Gavin Broder will attend a small commemorative ceremony at the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education today to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

UCL recognised at launch of new Race Equality Charter

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UCL recognised at launch of new Race Equality Charter

Marking the launch of the first ever award scheme recognising the work that universities are undertaking to advance race equality, UCL and seven other universities were presented with their Race Equality Charter awards at a ceremony in London this week.

Gillian Anderson joins pupils at Islington Primary School in support of reading campaign

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Gillian Anderson reading with children

Today UCL celebrated the start of its 2016 Reading Recovery Read Aloud (Read Aloud) campaign, which is being led by the International Literacy Centre (ILC) based at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), to raise awareness of literacy issues of school children.

Grant Museum wins Love London Time Out Award

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Grant Museum wins Love London Time Out Award

The Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL has won the category for local culture in Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia and Holborn via public vote in Time Out’s Love London Awards.

‘Dickensian’ lung disease rates on the rise in UK pensioners

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Lungs

The number of people diagnosed with bronchiectasis, a lung condition thought to be a ‘disease of the past’, has risen considerably in the past decade and now affects more than 1% of UK pensioners, finds a new study by UCL, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The research was funded by the Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research.

President Xi Jinping joins UCL at Confucius Institute conference celebrating Mandarin teaching in UK schools

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Xi Jinping

UCL today welcomed President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and HRH The Duke of York to the opening ceremony of the UK Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms Annual Conference.

UCL receives Silver Athena SWAN award

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Athena SWAN

UCL has received a Silver Athena SWAN award from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), in recognition of the university’s commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education.

UCL rises 8 places in THE rankings

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UCL Quad

UCL has risen to number 14 from 22 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16.

The THE World University Rankings are generated from five ‘pillars’, each of which represents a key area of higher education excellence: teaching, research, citations, industry income, and international outlook. These, in turn, are made up of thirteen metrics.

Animals built of glass inspire art exhibition at the UCL Grant Museum

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Photogram #2 by Eleanor Morgan

‘Glass Delusions’ is a new exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL featuring works by the Museum’s Artist in Residence, Eleanor Morgan. Using prints, drawings, videos and objects Morgan explores the slippery boundary between living and non-living materials.

UCL awarded for its efforts to advance ‘race’ equality in pioneering new scheme

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Race Equality Charter

UCL has become one of the first universities in the UK to be formally awarded for its efforts to understand, and take steps to address, racialised inequalities in the academy.

A-Level Results 2015: adjustment places available at UCL

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UCL Quad

UCL has a small number of places available on certain courses through UCAS Adjustment. These are for well qualified applicants who have done better than expected, meeting and exceeding the conditions of their firm choice. We do not have any places available through Clearing.

Large trial will assess effectiveness of teaching mindfulness in UK schools

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Paula Kearney, UCL Academy teacher, talking to pupils (from left to right) Patricia Markauskaite, Enaya Ali and Haroon Hussein (credit: Wellcome Trust)

A major study to assess whether mindfulness training for teenagers can improve their mental health launches today, involving researchers from UCL alongside staff and students at the UCL Academy.

Landmark 69-year study to provide window into dementia

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Professor Nick Fox and Dr Jonathan Schott

A landmark study that has been following a group of people since their birth in the same week in March 1946 is now turning its focus to the risk factors and early signs of dementia.

UCL Academy students become environmental engineers

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UCL Academy students become environmental engineers

144 Year 7 students at UCL Academy have been learning about the waste-energy-food cycle as part of a six-week environmental engineering educational programme led by Dr Aiduan Borrion (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering), in the first major collaboration between UCL Engineering and UCL Academy.

Climate change threatens to undermine the last half century of health gains

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Climate emergency

The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last fifty years of gains in development and global health, according to a major new UCL-led Commission, published in The Lancet.

UCL announces launch of Bloomsbury Studio

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Bloomsbury Studio

UCL is pleased to announce the launch of the Bloomsbury Studio, a brand new, flexible performance and media space located in the heart of Bloomsbury.

UCL Awards for Enterprise 2015

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UCL Awards for Enterprise 2015
  • UCL Awards for Enterprise demonstrate that ‘Enterprise is everywhere’ across the university’s research, students and partners.

Natural genetic variation gives complete resistance in prion diseases

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Prion protein expressed in E. coli

Researchers at the Medical Research Council’s Prion Unit at UCL have identified a naturally occurring variant of the human prion protein that produces resistance to prion diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The findings, published in Nature, could give important insight into other human brain diseases that lead to dementia.

Celebrating 100 years of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at UCL

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Flinders Petrie at UCL

On 7th June the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology celebrated one hundred years since first opening its doors at UCL. To honour this milestone year the museum will be hosting a number of special events focusing on the characters behind this world class collection.

Working with Saracens to monitor concussion in rugby

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Saracens players wear patches in games and training

A team of UCL researchers have joined the ongoing Saracens study for the 2015/16 season, which combines impact sensors with blood samples to determine the effects of concussion on rugby players.

UCL and Unite Foundation announce accommodation scholarships

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Student in Quad

UCL has partnered with the Unite Foundation to offer three accommodation scholarships to care leavers and young people who are estranged from their parents.

New test could identify resistant tuberculosis faster in London

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) disease rates in some parts of London are as high as in Sub-Saharan Africa, and drug-resistant strains are becoming increasingly common. These require specific treatments, and if doctors know that a bug is resistant they can start therapy earlier, often leading to better outcomes.

New screening technique could pick up twice as many ovarian cancer cases

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Ovarian cancer under the microscope

A new screening method can detect twice as many women with ovarian cancer as conventional strategies, according to the latest results from the largest trial of its kind led by UCL.

Connecting places causes mental maps to merge

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Realising how places connect geographically causes local maps in the brain to join, forming one big map which helps with planning future journeys, finds a new UCL study.

Emotional problems in schoolgirls rose dramatically over past 5 years

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Young student takes exam

Emotional problems in girls aged 11-13 in England increased by 55% between 2009 and 2014, finds new research from UCL and the Anna Freud Centre. On average, this means that a mixed classroom of 30 children today is likely to contain one more girl with emotional difficulties than a comparable class 5 years ago.

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