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Countdown 2030

In September this year, the international community met in New York to debate and ultimately adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a set of 17 goals and 169 targets that will direct and assess the world’s progress towards sustainable prosperity by 2030.

Published: Nov 26, 2015 10:43:55 AM

Spotlight on Joanne Harris

This week the spotlight is on Joanne Harris, Digital Communications Officer, UCL Arts & Humanities, UCL Social & Historical Sciences and UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES).

Published: Nov 24, 2015 1:54:47 PM

Belgium travel advice for UCL staff and students

Due to the current security situation in Belgium, UCL is advising staff and students not to travel to the country until there is further advice on the threat level.

Published: Nov 23, 2015 4:03:30 PM

Provost's Long View: A rolling TEF, a periodic REF, farewell HEFCE and a proposed new ‘Office for Students’ – the government’s green paper on higher education

For the second time in a year, I will start my column by expressing the collective sorrow of UCL for the recent horrific attacks in Paris and the tragic loss of life. As I heard one TV commentator say, if the Charlie Hebdo episode was about attacking French values and freedom of speech, this weekend saw a direct attack on France and its citizens.

Published: Nov 19, 2015 2:16:32 PM

How to increase your department’s response rates in student surveys

The annual Student Barometer survey closes this Friday 27 November, and UCL is lagging behind the rest of the sector’s 19% response rate at just 9%. We know that when more students complete the survey, our information is more accurate and we can help improve UCL for everyone. So how can departments improve their response rates, and what do you need to know?

Published: Nov 19, 2015 10:21:29 AM

Spotlight on Sharon Peacock

This week the spotlight is on Sharon Peacock, Director of the Bloomsbury Research Institute.

Published: Nov 19, 2015 9:39:20 AM

Extenuating circumstances and support for disabled students

In September, UCL changed its policy on extenuating circumstances. This includes provisions for students facing emergencies which mean they might not be able to complete their coursework or sit an exam.

Published: Nov 12, 2015 1:03:13 PM

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