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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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Archive of Media headlines

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Private ventures ripe for failure

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A letter comments on the implications of the passing of the Higher Education Bill. Contributors include Sean Wallis (UCL English Language and Literature). Read: The Times (Higher Education)

UK consumers are falling in brand love

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Dr. Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology and Language Sciences) provides insight into consumer behaviour in an article about the relationship between brands and their customers. Read: The Times (Raconteur)

Magnet sparks new hope for Parkinson's

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Professor Mark Lythgoe (UCL Medical Sciences) has lead a research team which has developed a non-invasive treatment for Parkinson's disease using magnets. Read: The Mirror

Poor sight leads to isolation and illness

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Those with mild sight loss can often suffer from lonliness and depression, researchers from UCL have found. Read: The Mail

Nuclear fallout: Government cools on Hinkley Point after EDF approval

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Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) and Paul Ekins (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources) comments on plans for the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point. Read: City AM More: The Guardian

Latest vision revealed for Olympicopolis arts quarter in east London

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Image have been unveiled which show plans for a new cultural district on the site of the Olympic park in Stratford, including a second campus for UCL. Read: The Guardian More: Evening Standard

Jupiter’s great red spot is also very hot

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Professor Steve Miller (UCL Science & Technology) comments on new research on the planet Jupiter and how to distribute it's energy could be distributed. Read: New York Times

BioMarin Gene Therapy Yields Dramatic Results In Hemophilia

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Professor Amit Nathwani (UCL Cancer Institute) comments on new gene therapy developed by UCL researchers. Read: Forbes

Mental health research ‘being short-changed’, academics claim

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Dr Andrew Clark (UCL Vice Provost Research) comments on the implications of changes to the way mental health research is funded. Read: Times Higher Education

CRISPR genome editing could save sight by tweaking DNA

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Robin Ali (UCL Institute of Opthalmology) comments on gene therapy trials on treating sight loss. Read: New Scientist

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