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There’s little logic to 2016’s shareholder revolts against big executive pay-outs

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In an op-ed piece, Dr Paul Ormerod (UCL Clinical, Educatoinal & Health Psychology) examines why shareholders criticise top executives’ pay. Read: City AM

Wakey, wakey on the Left! François Hollande counts on disaffected socialists

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Professor Philippe Marlière (UCL SELCS) comments on French president François Hollande’s decision to target leftwing voters in his re-election campaign. Read: Financial Times

Could this game finally unlock the secrets of the human brain?

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A team of researchers from UCL, led by Dr Hugo Speirs (UCL Experimental Psychology), have helped to create the Sea Hero Quest app to collect and analyse data on how the human brain navigates space, aiming to better understand what happens in the brain for people with dementia. Read: Daily Mail, More: Sun, Sky News

What’s the NUS for, if not for changing the world?

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In an op-ed piece, Professor Peter Scott (UCL Institute of Education) says that the row over NUS president Malia Bouattia goes to the heart of the role of student unions, often conscripted to help meet corporate aims. Read: Guardian

How technology is allowing doctors to treat psychological conditions

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Earlier this year researchers from UCL tested virtual reality therapy in patients with depression with the aim to train them to be less self-critical. Read: Daily Mail

How the timing of your routine makes products work better

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Professor Bryony Franklin (UCL School of Pharmacy) says it’s too early to conclude whether it is more effective to give flu jabs in the morning. Read: Daily Mail

Universities get creative to even out subject gender imbalance

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UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering has removed subject-specific entry requirements to help improve gender imbalance in the subject. Read: Guardian

Has the Chernobyl disaster affected the number of nuclear plants built?

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) says: “Nuclear energy is failing because it is simply too expensive, if there’s another nuclear accident in the next five or 10 years, you can say goodbye to the industry”. Read: Guardian

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