Archive of UCL in the media

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28 November 2014: Degree apprenticeships launched to boost hi-tech skills

UCL has been confirmed as one of the higher education institutions taking part in the “degree apprenticeships”, a new government and industry scheme allowing young people to complete a full honours degree while working, without having to pay fees. Read: BBC News, More: THE, The Courier More...

27 November 2014: Is bigger better for universities?

Professor Anthony Smith (UCL Vice Provost, Education) discusses his experiences in both smaller and larger higher education institutions following the merger between in UCL and the School of Pharmacy in 2012. Read: THE More...

27 November 2014: Up to 2m people could get NHS weight-loss surgery

Dr Rachel Batterham (UCL Metabolism & Experimental Therapeutics) explains how bariatric surgery can help people control type 2 diabetes. Read: Independent More...

27 November 2014: Rocket trip suggests life started in space

Professor Andrew Coates (UCL MSSL) comments on research which has shown that DNA can survive atmospheric entry, saying that the idea that comets or meteorites may have played a role in seeding life on earth was gaining in acceptability. Read: Times More...

27 November 2014: Risk from extreme weather set to rise

A Royal Society report headed by Professor Georgina Mace (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) has found that the risk to the elderly from heatwaves could increase tenfold in Britain this century because of climate change and an ageing population. Read: BBC News, More: Times More...

26 November 2014: Morality and the Law

Professor Philip Schofield (UCL Bentham Project) explains Jeremy Bentham's radical concepts, which promised the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people. Listen: BBC radio 4 ‘A History of Ideas’ (from 2 mins 30 secs) More...

26 November 2014: Murderous addresses

Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) explains the psychological processes that go into buying a house. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ (from 34 mins 55 secs) More...

26 November 2014: Monster telescope needs mind-bending mathematics to uncover secrets of the universe

Dr Jason McEwen (UCL Space & Climate Physics) explains how the new theory of compressed sensing could play an essential role in recovering images from fragments of information far in the distant universe. Read: The Conversation More...

26 November 2014: Wi-Fi detection system sees through walls

A team from UCL has developed a target detection system that uses existing Wi-Fi signals to track and monitor moving bodies through walls. Read: The Engineer More...

26 November 2014: Internet usage boosts health of the elderly

A study led by Lindsay Kobayashi (UCL Epidemiology & Health) has found that older people who use the internet regularly are healthier because they are better informed about medical issues. Read: Daily Mail, More: Daily Express More...

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