UCL in the media
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
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
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
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
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
26 November 2014: Murderous addresses
26 November 2014: Monster telescope needs mind-bending mathematics to uncover secrets of the universe
26 November 2014: Wi-Fi detection system sees through walls
26 November 2014: Internet usage boosts health of the elderly
26 November 2014: UCL and IoE confirm merger date
25 November 2014: Can we stop the rise of the career politician?
24 November 2014: Magic shoes: How to hear yourself instantly happy
24 November 2014: What’s next for the world’s 5 million IVF babies?
20 November 2014: Online course opens to sharpen start-up minds
20 November 2014: Antidepressant prescriptions soar to 50m a year
20 November 2014: The voice of scientific reason has been lost
20 November 2014: City’s former planning chief on why London is ‘unplannable’
20 November 2014: Lessons on censorship from Syria’s internet filter machines
19 November 2014: Landing on a comet
18 November 2014: New hope for extremely premature babies?
18 November 2014: Poor people 'have fewer teeth' than rich, study suggests
18 November 2014: The science of altruism
18 November 2014: Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'
16 November 2014: Woolly mammoth could be cloned by South Korean scientists
16 November 2014: Christmas suffers from diminishing returns as festive fare gets smaller