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UCL retains place in global top 20 for job outcomes

UCL has once again been ranked among the top 20 universities in the world for the employability of its graduates in the latest QS global rankings of 660 institutions. 

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UCL backs tougher action against ‘essay mills’

UCL has welcomed calls for tougher action against so-called ‘essay mill’ companies, which can charge students thousands of pounds to write customised essays.

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Seven Questions with Rothna Akhtar

This week we meet Rothna Akhtar, who will be graduating with a BA in History next month and is Welfare and International Officer 2018-19. She has been integral in launching the Hate Crime Reporting Centre under the Union’s Advice Service.

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Take part in a study on public Wi-Fi and receive £10 in gift vouchers

We’re looking for participants to take part in a study identifying incentives for users to adopt a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on mobile devices. VPN provides an encrypted channel for transmitting data; hence helps to mitigate security and privacy risks when using unsecured networks such as open free public Wi-Fi.

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Seven questions with Mohamed Afify

This week we meet Mohamed Afify, third year MEng Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance student who recently won the Project of the Year and Best Newcomer Project awards at UCL’s 2018 UCL Volunteering Awards Ceremony for his work on UCL Impactive. 

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Have your say on sexual health

Researchers at UCL and Public Health England are investigating factors which motivate or influence an individual's decision to retest (test again) following a chlamydia diagnosis. 

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UCL Accommodation update on Ramsay Hall

Ramsay Hall and Ian Baker House will both be open for the academic year 2018/19, offering additional accommodation to UCL students.

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Participants sought for study on body image, gender roles and social media

The thin body ideal is a culturally-specific construct of beauty that is increasingly circulating around the world. This UCL dissertation project will investigate the impact of institutions like family, peers, and the media on undergraduate women in the UK and in Bhutan through surveys, interviews, and digital ethnography. 

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Paid study exploring multisensory brain plasticity

Participants are needed to take part in a study investigating whether participants can be trained to “hear” speech sounds that are presented through an electrode array placed on the tongue (making use of the somatosensory system) while simultaneously seeing a talker producing that speech (making use of the visual system). 

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Why I haven't planned anything after university (yet)

It's a question everyone keeps asking me: what are your plans after university? I'm partly to blame – friends and acquaintances know me for being that person who's always doing something, so you’d expect me to have made a full plan for the summer and beyond, right?

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How to give a (good enough) presentation

Whether or not you’re willing to admit it, we all have that secret, deeply psychologically suppressed dream of giving a TED talk that leaves audiences speechless. However, when it comes to giving an end-of-year presentation on a project that barely went well (to say the least), or if you’re generally more of a stage-shy person, giving that all-inspiring talk can seem pretty much impossible. 

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