About this site

Welcome to the new version of the UCL News site. As you can see, UCL News is now available in a variety of formats – a headlines digest, images, video, Twitter and an events blog – as well as press releases and notices about awards and appointments, so that you can follow UCL developments in your preferred way(s). The different formats are explained in detail below, along with the reasons for this change.

Latest from UCL headlines

This is a digest of headlines covering UCL news and press coverage. Some of these links are to articles published on UCL websites, and some to external sites, such as national newspapers or government.

If you would like to submit a story or headline, please do this via our ‘Tell us your story’ page.

UCL News in images

These images are drawn from UCL News’ presence on Flickr, the image-sharing website. You can see all our photographs, illustrations and images by clicking on the link ‘More UCL images’. This will take you to our presence on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uclnews.

You can follow our Flickr feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/uclnews/flickr

UCL Videos

This features the latest three films published on UCLTV, UCL’s YouTube channel.

You can see all the films and slideshows on our YouTube channel by clicking on ‘Follow on YouTube’ at the bottom-right of the UCL Videos section. You can also go to the channel directly at http://www.youtube.com/ucltv or follow our YouTube feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/uclnews/youtube

UCL News on Twitter

@uclnews is a Twitter feed of UCL news, headlines, press coverage, and any other exciting activity going on around UCL that we think you might find interesting.

You can read the full archive of UCL News Tweets on the Twitter website by clicking on ‘Follow us on Twitter’.

A feed of UCL News Tweets is available at http://feeds.feedburner.com/uclnews/twitter

UCL Events blog and Guest book

The UCL Guest book has been absorbed into the new UCL Events blog, which is designed to showcase a much greater variety of the events that take place across UCL in greater detail. It also provides an interactive, informal channel for discussion about UCL events and a way of promoting a variety of voices from across UCL.

To read the blog, go to the ‘Find out more’ section at the bottom of the news page and click on the ‘Events blog’ link, or go direct to http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/events/

The Guest book archive is available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/guestbook/2011

Background

This news page design is based on research conducted in 2010 about how visitors to the UCL homepage and newspage like to consume news, as well as general trends in online information consumption.

Key findings of the UCL research were the desire for news to be presented in a more dynamic fashion, on social media channels, and to incorporate more event information.

The new design also enables us to:

  • promote a greater variety of UCL activity, while also creating content in new formats
  • present UCL News in formats that can be more easily shared
  • cater for the general trend among all age groups away from digesting longer text-based articles in favour of drawing quickly on a variety of sources of information, as found by UCL Information Studies research for the British Library, summarised on UCL News.


We welcome your feedback at mynews@ucl.ac.uk