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Archive of Media headlines

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Why students make their ideas commercial faster

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Dr Kenny Ching (UCL School of Management) has co-authored a study showing that student-led ventures commercialize their activities much faster than faculty-led initiatives and are more likely to pursue a strategy that is 'execution-oriented' rather than one which is patient and controlled. Read: Forbes

Hospitals miss dementia even when already diagnosed

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Dr Andrew Sommerlad (UCL Psychiatry) has demonstrated that medical staff in hospitals are routinely treating patients without realising they have dementia, which could have profound effects on patient treatment. Read: Telegraph, More: Express, Daily Mail, ITV news, Independent

Women not getting a fair say at academic conferences, research reveals

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Dr Seirian Sumner (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) says more must be done to ensure that female scientists are being heard and that there is an issue of men dominating speaking roles at conferences. Read: Guardian

Vice-chancellors urge action to stop predicted 60% fall in EU students

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UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur and Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Institute of Education) comment on some of the dangers Brexit poses to higher education in the UK - particularly on the numbers of European students. Read: Guardian

Who creates a nation’s economic value?

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The latest book by Professor Mariana Mazzucato (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) 'The Value of Everything' is reviewed positively in an essay on who creates a nation's economic value. Read: FT (£)

Welsh Baccalaureate too complex - Qualifications Wales

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Research involving UCL has found that the Welsh Baccalaureate is too complex and a number of pupils, teachers and parents do not understand it. Read: BBC News

At-risk women refusing breast cancer drug tamoxifen

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A study co-authored by UCL has shown only one in seven women at high risk of breast cancer has chosen to take a preventative drug, examining habits associated with the medication. Read: Times (£), More: Daily Mail

Here’s how fast a glacier can slip into the sea once it’s destabilized

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Professor Chris Rapley (UCL Earth Sciences) comments on a study showing a major glacier in Alaska has retreated to its lowest point in 900 years. Read: New Scientist, More: Quartz

Barclays launches law-tech incubator with support from magic circle firms Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance and the Law Society

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UCL will be providing academic guidance to a new law-tech incubator launched by Barclays today. Read: City AM

Experts responsible for many of the recent discoveries in Stonehenge hit out at plans for a road tunnel past the monument

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Professor Mike Parker-Pearson (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has led a team of experts protesting against plans for a road tunnel past Stonehenge, arguing it would damage the integrity of the World Heritage Site. Read: Daily Mail, More: ITV News

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