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Measuring underground water reserves in Bengal

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Dr William Burgess (UCL Earth Sciences) discusses new UCL research which has identified a way to measure accurately and at high resolution water balances in the Bengal Basin. Listen: BBC World Service 'Science in Action' (from 14 mins 54 secs)

Eugene Onegin: The Shakespeare of Russian literature

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Professor Simon Dixon (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies) discusses Alexander Pushkin's verse novel, the story of Eugene Onegin, widely regarded as his masterpiece. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'In Our Time' (from 21 mins 33 secs)

Universities ‘must link with other sectors’ in Brexit lobbying

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Professor Graham Reid (UCL Chair of Science & Research Policy) says there is no need for universities to ask for special exemption during Brexit negotiations, as other sectors share many of the same concerns. Read: Times Higher Education

Academies have failed as ‘battering ram for high standards’

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Professor Becky Francis (UCL Institute of Education) says that while some academy trusts have achieved “outstanding successes”, the overall programme has so far failed to realise its potential. Read: TES

New findings in study for rare bone cancer

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Professor Adrienne Flanagan (UCL Cancer Institute) says that by sequencing the whole genome of the tumours, they have unpicked the mechanism behind osteosarcoma for the first time. Read: Express

Fall in HIV among gay men could spell end for Britain's epidemic, say experts

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Dr Sheena McCormack (UCL MRC Clinical Trials Unit) who coordinated the Proud study in 2014, says the drop in new diagnoses correlates with their findings which showed an 86% fall in new infections among those taking the drug, pre-exposure prophylaxis. Read: The Guardian

Authenticity key to landing a new job

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A new study, co-authored by Dr SunYoung Lee (UCL School of Management) found that high-quality candidates who strive to present themselves accurately during the interview process significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a job offer. Read: Daily Mail, More: The Telegraph, i News, UCL News

Heritage and preservation

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Dr Haidy Geismar (UCL Anthropology) talks about the perspectives that helped her in writing her book, which elucidates the indigenous interventions in cultural and intellectual property. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ (from 14 mins 27 secs)

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