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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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Loneliness, affordability and green space: the challenge of building liveable cities

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Professor Helene Joffe (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) took part in a panel discussing how to make cities more liveable, commenting that social connectedness is a key part of the equation. Read: The Guardian

Brexit could push UK universities 'off a cliff edge', major committee report warns

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Written evidence published by the House of Commons Education Committee includes a warning from UCL that Brexit poses a “heightened reputational risk for UK education as a whole” and a call for the government to make up lost EU funds. Read: The Independent

Trump nominee to rekindle climate battle?

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Professor Arthur Petersen (UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy) is quoted saying the question of whether global temperature changes are related to human activity is settled beyond a reasonable doubt. Read: BBC News

Cosmopolitanism and Private Education

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Dr Claire Maxwell (UCL Institute of Education) discusses her research into the attitudes of privately-educated young women towards the idea of cosmopolitanism. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Thinking Allowed'

Scientists still don’t understand the Anthropocene

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Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) writes about the Anthropocene Epoch, challenging the view that the epoch defined by extensive human impact on the planet began around 1950. Read: The Conversation

Brain study could help develop cyborgs that know where they stand

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A new study from UCL researchers and Google's DeepMind lab is investigating how people know where they fit into social hierarchies. Read: Daily Mail

Calls for 'complete overhaul' of UK university application process

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Research by Dr Gillian Wyness (UCL Institute of Education) has found that the majority of students applying to university are predicted better A-level results than they ultimately achieve. Read: The Guardian, More: BBC News, Times Educational Supplement, THE, THE (2)

No office politics: the rise of the co-working Christmas party

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on people in co-working spaces having Christmas parties for their offices. Read: The Guardian

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