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UCL awarded £13.5 million to advance medical research facilities

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As part of the Clinical Research Infrastructure Initiative, UCL has been awarded £13.5 million for a number of projects to help advance clinical research.

UCL Council confirms UCL/IOE merger decision

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IOE and UCL to consult on proposed merger

UCL Council has today (20 October) confirmed its decision that UCL should merge with the Institute of Education (IOE). 

UCL in top 5 worldwide in latest QS World University Rankings

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UCL is ranked in joint 5th place in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15 released today. UCL is one of four UK Higher Education institutions ranked in the top ten, along with Oxford (joint 5th), Cambridge and Imperial (joint 2nd).

UCL Honorary Graduands and Fellows 2014

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UCL Honorary Graduands and Fellows 2014

A range of eminent figures have joined the list of UCL Honorary Graduands and Honorary Fellows during the 2014 graduation ceremonies, held from 26 August to 5 September.

UCL Academy student wins place at UCL

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Brahim Mansour

UCL Academy student Brahim Mansour has become the first-ever pupil at the UCL-sponsored school to be accepted for a place at UCL.

UCL-JDF Summer School – reinventing the wheelchair

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UCL-JDF Summer School – reinventing the wheelchair

In July, UCL Engineering and UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) teamed up with the James Dyson Foundation to create an innovative week-long summer school.

School pupils experience space science at UCL

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School pupils experience space science at UCL

A group of secondary school students have designed their own space missions during a new week-long work experience programme at the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL).

Clearing, Adjustment and Confirmation 2014

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UCL has no places available through Clearing. However, we have a small number of places available through UCAS Adjustment for very well qualified applicants that have exceeded the conditions of their firm choice.

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.

UCL appoints new Vice-Provost for London

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Professor Stephen Caddick, the new Vice-Provost (Enterprise and 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.

Drink less for a healthier heart

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A reduction in alcohol consumption, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, could be linked to improved cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index and blood pressure, according to new research published in the BMJ.

'Like, innit, literally...' Is 'correct' grammar in decline and does this matter?

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British Library

Teachers, grammarians and academics will discuss the current state of grammar and grammar teaching at a conference today.

UCL Academy students experience world of work at UCL

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Mohammed

Five sixth form students from the UCL Academy have been enjoying direct experience of the world of work and university life by taking part in two week placements in five divisions across UCL.

New AHRC grant will fund ‘Museums on Prescription’ research

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Museum objects in the community

A team of researchers led by Dr Helen Chatterjee (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment and UCL Public & Cultural Engagement) will begin a new three year project this month, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to explore the value and role of museums in social prescribing.

Cod bones reveal 13th Century origin of global fish trade

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Cod bones

London’s international fish trade can be traced back 800 years to the medieval period, according to new research published today in the journal Antiquity.

Blood vessel research offers insights into new treatments for eye diseases

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Leukaemia drugs could help to improve treatments for blindness caused by abnormal blood vessel growth in the eye, finds new UCL research.

Proposed merger between IOE and UCL

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IOE and UCL to consult on proposed merger

The Councils of the Institute of Education and UCL have given approval for negotiations to continue on the proposed merger between the two universities.

Digital art transforms fish bones into cosmic bodies and marine slugs in new ‘Subnature’ exhibition 

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ALTED Hydrozoa by Lan Lan 2014

A new art exhibition exploring the relationship between nature and its representations opens today at the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology.

UCL commits to openness about animal research

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A research animal at UCL

UCL formally committed today to a policy of openness about animal research when Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK.

UCL working to inspire pupils in Newham

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Newham pupils in the lab

UCL has been engaging with schools in Newham, with the aim of inspiring pupils from the borough to consider higher education as a viable option, and applications to UCL from students living in Newham have risen by 31% in the past year.

Prime Minister of Japan gives keynote speech at UCL

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Prime Minister Abe and Professor Michael Arthur

The Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Shinzo Abe, visited UCL on 1 May to celebrate collaboration between the UK and Japan in education and research – and to explore how this can be further developed.

Vitamin B3 treatment for ataxia shows promise in first human trial

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A form of vitamin B3 has shown early promise against Friedreich’s ataxia, a debilitating degenerative disease with no treatment or cure, in the first human trial of the treatment involving UCL researchers.

UCL Petrie Museum launches 3D online object library

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UCL Petrie Museum launches 3D online object library

UCL’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, which holds one of the top specialist collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world, has launched an interactive online 3D object library, allowing visitors to view the artefacts in the same way as curators.

The Big One: UCL student's award-winning musical theatre project

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High School Musical rehearsals

An innovative student-led volunteering project, involving a partnership between UCLU Musical Theatre Society, the Volunteering Services Unit (VSU) and two local London schools (UCL Academy and Regent High School), recently staged the biggest musical theatre production they have ever attempted: High School Musical.

Crowd-sourcing Britain's Bronze Age: call for public to help catalogue and model prehistoric artefacts

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A new joint project by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking online contributions from members of the public to enhance a major British Bronze Age archive and artefact collection. 

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