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29 April 2016: Free schools ‘socially select’ pupils, research suggests

Analysis of school census data for all free schools opened between 2011 and 2014 by Professor Francis Green, Dr Rebecca Allen and Dr Andrew Jenkins (all UCL Institute of Education) points to distinct differences in admissions between free schools, especially primaries, and other institutions. Read: Schools Week More...

29 April 2016: How London’s next mayor could fix air pollution – and save lives

Clive Shrubsole (UCL Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources) explains that the main mayoral candidates agree air quality is a huge issue, but disagree on policies. Read: The Conversation More...

29 April 2016: Does London really need an elected mayor?

Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) explains why there’s an argument to be made for the old way of doing things. Read: The Conversation More...

29 April 2016: Public transport is part of the London mayor’s raison d'être – but both main candidates fail to impress

In an op-ed piece, PhD candidate Nicole Badstuber (UCL Transport Institute) says that with a fast-growing population, London needs a mayor with a clear vision for public transport. Read: The Conversation More...

29 April 2016: Parents’ career concerns leading to curtailing of music

Research led by Dr Andrea Creech (UCL Institute of Education) has found that music education is still not easily accessible for all children due to a number of barriers including parental concerns about career prospects and time pressures on the curriculum. Read: SecEd, More: UCL News More...

28 April 2016: Excellent healthcare has clinical research pulsing in its veins

The junior doctor contract not only deters the lab work that leads to breakthroughs, it threatens quality of care, argues Dr Amitava Banerjee (UCL Institute of Health Informatics). Read: THE (£) More...

28 April 2016: The Flaneur - walking in the city

Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL Urban Laboratory and UCL English Language & Literature) argues that the urban stroller isn't simply a by-product of modernism, illuminating London's past via the nocturnal wanderings of poets, novelists and thinkers. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ (from 8 mins 30 secs) More...

28 April 2016: When myth meets reality: fabled beasts and real-life creatures

In an op-ed piece Professor Roger Wotton (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) says that fantasy often meets reality when we try to find explanations for mythological creatures. Read: The Conversation More...

28 April 2016: UCL to borrow record £280m to expand

UCL has agreed a £280 million loan with the European Investment Bank to develop its Bloomsbury and UCL East campuses, the largest sum ever lent by the bank to a university. Read: Financial Times, More: Times (£), Evening Standard, Financial Times (2), UCL News More...

27 April 2016: NHS technology: saving the health service one byte at a time

Professor Harry Hemingway (UCL Institute of Health Informatics) explains the substantial benefits that could come from the collection and analysis of data by the NHS. Read: Guardian More...

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