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Degree apprenticeships launched to boost hi-tech skills

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UCL has been confirmed as one of the higher education institutions taking part in the “degree apprenticeships”, a new government and industry scheme allowing young people to complete a full honours degree while working, without having to pay fees. Read: BBC News, More: THE, The Courier

Is bigger better for universities?

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Professor Anthony Smith (UCL Vice Provost, Education) discusses his experiences in both smaller and larger higher education institutions following the merger between in UCL and the School of Pharmacy in 2012. Read: THE

Up to 2m people could get NHS weight-loss surgery

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Dr Rachel Batterham (UCL Metabolism & Experimental Therapeutics) explains how bariatric surgery can help people control type 2 diabetes. Read: Independent

Rocket trip suggests life started in space

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Professor Andrew Coates (UCL MSSL) comments on research which has shown that DNA can survive atmospheric entry, saying that the idea that comets or meteorites may have played a role in seeding life on earth was gaining in acceptability. Read: Times

Risk from extreme weather set to rise

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A Royal Society report headed by Professor Georgina Mace (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) has found that the risk to the elderly from heatwaves could increase tenfold in Britain this century because of climate change and an ageing population. Read: BBC News, More: Times

Murderous addresses

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) explains the psychological processes that go into buying a house. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ (from 34 mins 55 secs)

Monster telescope needs mind-bending mathematics to uncover secrets of the universe

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Dr Jason McEwen (UCL Space & Climate Physics) explains how the new theory of compressed sensing could play an essential role in recovering images from fragments of information far in the distant universe. Read: The Conversation

Wi-Fi detection system sees through walls

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A team from UCL has developed a target detection system that uses existing Wi-Fi signals to track and monitor moving bodies through walls. Read: The Engineer

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