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Worldwide campaign on abortion raises $300m, UCL Lancet lecture told

The Dutch MP leading the worldwide campaign against Donald Trump’s funding ban on abortion advice revealed at the UCL Lancet lecture last night that it has so far raised $300m including up to $100m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an anonymous US donor.

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Young people have more varied sex lives than their parents

Young people today are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices with opposite-sex partners compared to 20 years ago, according to new analysis by UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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Seven questions with Inshal Imtiaz

This week, meet Inshal Imtiaz, who is currently in his third year of Medicine doing an intercalated BSc in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Inshal is a co-founder of the UCL MedTech Society, a fan of ice cream and has a top tip for exploring London by night.

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How to find your alumni mentor

Want advice on how to make the most out of your UCL student experience? We’ve got an alumni mentor for you.

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5 myths about doing a PhD debunked

You’ve seen them lurking in the shadows of the Anatomy Building, carrying mysterious buckets of ice from one room to another, laughing uncontrollably at cat memes in dimly lit rooms, sipping their grandé-sized cups of coffee … and you’re intrigued. Who are these mystical beings? What do they do? Why does it seem like they’ve been here forever?

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7 marathons in 7 days

Drizzle, vomit, electric fences, and recycling his own sweat ... Kasim Ali, who has just run from Manchester to London to raise money for a UCL Scholarship for youth affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, reflects on the highs and lows of his epic adventure.

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If it wasn’t for my personal tutor, I’d have left UCL: one student’s story

Rosalyn Christian is a third year undergraduate student in the Institute of Archaeology. Like many students at UCL, the transition from home life and school into a large, city-based university was a difficult one. But with the support of an established personal tutoring system within the Institute, she’s now flourishing and enjoying the remainder of her degree at UCL.

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Take part in 5 minute anonymous survey on aphantasia

Have you ever heard of aphantasia?

If you can spare 5 minutes you will know more about it.

Aphantasia is a term coined in 2015 to describe a condition where a person does not possess a functioning ‘mind’s eye’. In other words, they cannot conjure up an image in their mind when a scene or situation is being described in words.

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Seven Questions with Xinyi Feng

This week we meet MSc Biochemistry student Xinyi Feng, the Mayor’s Entrepreneur Intern. Xinyi is promoting the Mayor's Enterpreneur Competition, which encourages students to come up with innovative ideas to promote sustainability in London and which has a top prize of £20,000

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Using myUCL Careers

myUCL Careers is our online careers portal enabling students, graduates and employers to engage with our services including our vacancy board, events calendar and appointment bookings.

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UCL Foodie's top 10 cheap eats

So perhaps you’re new to UCL and just getting the lay of the land, or perhaps you’re a UCL veteran like us looking to try something new. Either way, UCL Foodie have got you covered!

In 2015, we wrote about some of our favourite restaurants around campus, but we thought its time to make a return to give you our guide to eating for £5 or less around campus...here are our top 10 Cheap Eats around campus:

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Students' Union UCL Volunteering Service is always looking for new volunteers. Find out about the opportunities on offer

‘The more diverse the communities that we listen to and audiences that we engage with, the more UCL will thrive’. Professor Michael Arthur, President and Provost

Last year Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service supported 2,133 UCL students into volunteering – our highest number ever – and they gave over 60,000 hours to causes across London.

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