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Provost's View: Widening participation and fair access

From our very beginning in 1826, UCL was open to all irrespective of religion, race, and (albeit a little later) gender. I wonder what our founders might have thought of the modern day desire and need to demonstrate ‘fair access’ and ‘widening participation’ (WP), with the requirement for us to report on both annually to HEFCE and the Office of Fair Access. I expect that they might have been mortified by the regulatory requirements, but I hope that they would have been seriously impressed by the importance we attach to this issue and by both the breadth and the depth of our efforts. More...

Published: Jan 22, 2015 12:41:54 PM

Spotlight on Simon Cane

This week the spotlight is on Simon Cane, Director of Public and Cultural Engagement.

Published: Jan 22, 2015 12:02:10 PM

Professor Anthony Smith Vice-Provost (Education & Student Affairs) - action on teaching spaces and the timetable: phase 1 - data clean-up

Many of you will be aware of the major disruption that late confirmation of the timetable had on staff and students at the start of this academic year. I also know many of you have growing concerns, not only about the quantity, but also the quality of the rooms available for teaching and learning. More...

Published: Jan 22, 2015 11:43:36 AM

Joint proposals developed for reform of the USS pension scheme

The national Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), which includes representatives from employers as well as the University and College Union (UCU), has developed proposals to address the substantial deficit in the funding of the USS scheme and to ensure that contribution rates do not become unaffordable for both employees and employers. Details of the jointly developed proposals, and the process by which they may be adopted, are set out below. More...

Published: Jan 22, 2015 11:33:21 AM

Changes to UCL HR Policies: New UCL Dignity at Work statement and changes to UCL Grievance policy

The Human Resources Policy Committee (HRPC) has ratified changes to the UCL Grievance Policy and approved a new UCL Dignity at Work statement to replace the UCL Harassment and Bullying policy. These changes were made following consultation with staff and the trade unions and the latter are in agreement with the changes. More...

Published: Jan 22, 2015 11:21:33 AM