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7 things to do in London during the summer break

The start of the new academic year isn’t too far away now, but summer isn’t over quite yet! Whether you’re enjoying a break from study or still hard at work, check out these seven ways to spend some of your free time while you’re in London.

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Dark matter particle remains elusive

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment has yielded no trace of a dark matter particle after completing its final 20-month long search of the universe, according to LUX collaboration scientists including UCL researchers.

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UCL Halls of Residence social committees donate £1,023 to Royal Free Charity

In the academic year 2014-15 social committees for Ian Baker, Ramsay and Astor halls of residence merged together to represent 600 student residents. Chaired by Dara Vakili and Charlotte Hardwick the committees organised a hugely successful ball for UCL first years in Cafe de Paris to celebrate the completion of their time as freshers.

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UCL Biochemcial Engineering students win first UK Bio-Hackathon

The UCL student team competing in the 2016 International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Synthetic Biology competition has enjoyed early success this year, with members of the team winning the UK’s first ‘Bio-Hackathon’ event hosted by Cambridge University.

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Male participants needed for a study examining a new drug: your chance to earn £300

Researchers from the UCL Division of Medicine are looking for male participants aged 18-50 to take part in their study examining a new drug aimed at healing acute inflammation. Participants must be healthy non-smokers who are not taking any regular medication and are not part of another study. Researchers have advised the drug in the study has already been safely administered to healthy participants.

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Seven questions with Caoimhe Creed

This week we put seven questions to Caoimhe Creed, a third year law student who will be studying abroad this year at the National University of Singapore and is set to graduate in 2018. Caoimhe is currently in Sydney as a result of winning a competition with global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.

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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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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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Provost’s Perspective: Working with you to improve the UCL student experience

Congratulations on finishing your exams, I hope they went well. For me, summer is a time for reflection on the academic year that has almost passed and the one that is about to start. I’m intending to dedicate a good proportion of mine to my highest priority: improving the student experience at UCL.

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Top 5 skills employers are looking for: UCL Jobs Market 2016

What exactly are employers looking for, and how can you advance your career?The UCL Jobs Market 2016 held on the 8 June, offered students an opportunity to network with employers, specifically with job vacancies and training opportunities available for a Summer/Autumn 2016 start.

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