Archive of UCL in the media

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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...

24 July 2015: What you need to know about your chances of getting dementia

Dr Claudia Cooper (UCL Psychiatry) helps to examine whether certain environmental and lifestyle factors actually effect your chances of getting dementia. Read: Buzzfeed More...

24 July 2015: Family policy

Belinda Brown (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) joins a discussion on whether the needs of the traditional family - often with a stay at home parent - are being overlooked. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Woman’s Hour’ (from 18 mins 34 secs) More...

24 July 2015: UK satellite Twinkle will boost search for Earth-like exoplanets

Dr Giovanna Tinetti (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains how low-cost commercial science could be the way to get more eyes in the sky. Read: The Conversation More...

24 July 2015: Children at risk as nurseries face funding squeeze

A new report by the UCL Institute of Education warns of the possibility of a shortage in the childcare workforce once the economy begins to improve. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mirror
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