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The UCL Media Relations team is the university’s central press office.


We connect journalists to expert academics and promote UCL research and teaching throughout the global media.


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Media headlines

Lies, damned lies, statistics and university performance targets

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Professor Peter Scott (UCL Institute of Education) writes that performance measures often get overused, as whatever is easiest to measure gets used to judge effectiveness. Read: The Guardian

TalkTalk wi-fi router passwords 'stolen'

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Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) comments on the security risks relating to passwords being stolen from TalkTalk internet customers. Read: BBC News

How to hide a 'fifth force' – and how to find one

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Professor Jonathan Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) writes about challenges to Einstein's general theory of relativity. Read: The Guardian

What does Brexit mean for European business schools?

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Professor Bert De Reyck (UCL School of Management) comments on job prospects for London-based academics. Read: Financial Times

TES talks to…Uta Frith

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Professor emeritus Uta Frith (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) is profiled in a feature focusing on her research into the education of children with autism. Read: TES (£)

Wales Pisa results: 'Little will be learned'

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Professor Dylan Wiliam (UCL Institute of Education) writes that the Pisa results comparing educational outcomes of 15-year-olds in different countries tend to be wielded for a range of erroneous conclusions, while he also cites research by John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education). Read: BBC News, More: BBC News, Times Educational Supplement

Young locked ‘in covert war’ with the old

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Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature) comments on his book arguing that intergenerational conflict in the UK has reached new heights. Read: The Times

Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother

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A new study co-authored by Professor Yvonne Kelly and Professor Amanda Sacker (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that children who spend more time with their mothers between age three and seven have better cognitive and social skills. Read: The Observer

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