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What makes a great football stadium?

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Professor Murray Fraser (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) helps The Guardian understand why some football fans love their stadiums - and some loathe them. Read: Guardian

Post-16 education for children with specialist needs

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Paul Grainger (UCL Institute of Education) expresses concern that small post-16 education centres for children with special needs may be badly underfunded. Read: TES (£)

Postgraduate earnings premium varies hugely across OECD

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Commenting on OECD data on postgraduate income levels, Professor Francis Green (UCL Institute of Education) said more research was needed to understand why income differentials varied between countries. Read: Times Higher Education (£)

The road to Brexit

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Professor Robert Hazell (UCL Political Science) discusses the various Brexit options, from hard to soft. Read: Guardian

Stereotyping in fairytales

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Dr Victoria Showunmi (UCL Institute of Education) analyses the stereotyping of women and girls in traditional fairytales. Read: Independent. More: Daily Mail

Facts about quantum computing

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Professor John Morton (UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology) helps explain quantum computers and their huge speed advantages. Read: FT

A third of BME university historians experience racial discrimination

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Professor Margot Finn (UCL History) says research by the Royal Historical Society on the experience of BME historians in UK universities revealed bias and discrimination. Read: Independent, More: The Times (£)

Struggling to understand the global financial crisis

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Professor Wendy Carlin (UCL Economics) recounts the confusion experienced by students and staff alike as the global financial crisis of 2008 gained momentum. Listen: BBC World Service, ‘The Compass’ (from 7 mins 30 secs). 

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