Archive of UCL in the media

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29 July 2015: House of Lords reform

Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) comments on the next steps for House of Lords reform in light of Lord Sewel's resignation from the House of Lords after drug claims. Listen: BBC Radio Scotland ‘Good Morning Scotland’ (from 2 hours 10 mins), More: BBC Radio 5 live ‘5 live Daily' (from 54 mins 18 secs) More...

29 July 2015: Less lighting has no impact on crime or collisions

A report co-authored by Professor Shane Johnson (UCL Security & Crime Science) has found that reduced street lighting at night does not lead to an increase in crime or car crashes. Read: BBC News, More: Guardian, Sky News, ITV News, Shropshire Star More...

29 July 2015: ‘Immature’ male students forced to repeat a year

Vivian Hill (UCL Institute of Education) comments on figures suggesting male students at British universities are up to three times more likely to have to repeat a year than their female peers. Read: The Times More...

28 July 2015: Universities say no to new ranking

William Locke (UCL Institute of Education) says it is essential that any attempt to measure learning gain should record “distance travelled rather than simply what students come out with in terms of degree qualifications or jobs”. Read: Guardian More...

28 July 2015: Some first results from the new, higher-energy Large Hadron Collider

Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) discusses highlights of the physics results presented this week in Vienna from the restarted Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Read: Guardian More...

27 July 2015: Boffins sting spooks with 'HORNET' onion router

A team of researchers including Dr George Danezis (UCL Computer Science) have developed a Tor alternative network that can handle up to 93Gb/s of traffic while maintaining privacy. Read: The Register
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27 July 2015: Can you make schools integrate?

Professor Kathryn Riley (UCL Institute of Education) is looking at ways to help pupils develop a sense of belonging and highlights the role schools must play in achieving this for children from many different backgrounds. Read: BBC News
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27 July 2015: Bone idol: museum's quagga skeleton restored with 3D-printed leg

UCL Grant Museum of Zoology has completed work on its rare but neglected quagga skeleton. Jack Ashby (UCL Public and Cultural Engagement) explains how this was achieved with help from The Bartlett and the Royal Veterinary College. Read: Guardian
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26 July 2015: Affluent children reach top universities no matter the system

The varying design of higher education systems around the world has little impact on the ability of privileged families to dominate access to elite universities, according to a study co-authored by Dr John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) Read: THE More...

25 July 2015: School’s out, but should they do homework in the holidays?

Professor Chris Husbands (UCL Institute of Education) believes young children should have a complete break from schoolwork over the summer, apart from reading. Read: The Times More...

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