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UCL, UCLU and UCL Cut the Rent agreement

UCL, UCLU and UCL, Cut the Rent (UCL-CTR) have today announced they have reached an agreement that will end the current rent strike, which has been running since January this year. UCL’s offer, to make available £350,000 for the academic year 2016/17 to fund accommodation bursaries for those students in most need of financial support, to freeze rent for 2016/17 and to reduce rent for some rooms, has been accepted.

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UK vote to leave EU: UCL statement

The outcome of the referendum is now known. While UCL did not take a formal position during the referendum campaign, I have given my personal view and you will have heard many other voices from the UCL community. The loss of EU membership will have a clear impact on universities such as UCL, particularly around the mobility of students and funding of research.

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Strong ‘electric wind’ strips planets of oceans and atmospheres

Venus has an ‘electric wind’ strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping the planet of its oceans, according to a new study by NASA and UCL researchers.

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LGBTQ+ rainbow flag flying at half-mast

UCL’s LGBTQ+ rainbow flag has been flying at half-mast above the UCL portico as a gesture of condolence and solidarity with those affected by mass shooting in Pulse, the LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando.

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Heart drug could reduce diabetes related blindness

Researchers at UCL and Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that a drug originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness.

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Predicting disease outbreaks using environmental changes

A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika – based on changes in climate, population growth and land use has been developed by a UCL-led team of researchers.

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Cancer drugs could target autoimmune diseases

Drugs currently being trialled in cancer patients have been used to successfully target an autoimmune condition in mice at UCL and King’s College London.

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