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New Director of Estates: Francesca Fryer

Francesca Fryer joined us as Director of UCL Estates on 3 September. Amid a busy week, Francesca found time to address some of the big questions about her career background, inspirations, first impressions and aspirations within her new role.

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Planning a cross-disciplinary project? Find out about relevant funding opportunities

There is a continuing buzz around UCL about the power and potential of cross-disciplinary working, forming as it does a major theme of the UCL 2034 strategy, and providing the driving force behind the UCL Research Domains. Strategic forums have emerged in particular research areas in response, such as the UCL Health Strategy Forum (HSF), which enables a coordinated, strategic pan-UCL cross-disciplinary approach to global challenges in health.

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A revolution in academic publishing?

On 4 September 2018 Science Europe – a coalition of European research funders – issued a statement called Plan S, which would fundamentally change the pace of transition to full Open Access. The full documents, with a press release from the League of European Research Universities (LERU), are here.

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Spotlight on Sara Mole

This week the Spotlight is on Dr Sara Mole, Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, LMCB Group Leader, GOS ICH Head of Section for Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Provost’s Envoy for Gender Equality.

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UCL Staff Singing Club

We launched the UCL Staff Singing Club last term and we have all enjoyed it hugely. Our amazing choir leader, Gitika Partington, is capable of finding music in a stone and we’ve all been surprised at how good we sound!

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'Welcome to UCL' app launched

As part of ongoing enhancements to student inductions across UCL, Student Support and Wellbeing have launched a ‘Welcome to UCL’ app to help new arrivals settle in and organise their first few weeks.

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Spotlight on Dr Simon Lock

This week the Spotlight is on Dr Simon Lock, Associate Professor in Science Communication and Governance in the Department of Science and Technology Studies.

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UCL celebrates Pride Month 2018

On Saturday 7 July, members of Out@UCL – UCL’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer +* (LGBTQ+) staff network – participated in London’s annual Pride march to promote LGBTQ+ equality.

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TOPS Progress

TOPS responding to UCL community feedback 

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Spotlight on Kate Faxen

This week the spotlight is on Kate Faxen, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Faculty of Brain Sciences, soon to be the Communications and Engagement Manager in Organisational Development. 

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Spotlight on Sonia Abrams

This week the spotlight is on Sonia Abrams, Senior Events Manager in the Office of the Vice-Provost Development (OVPD), currently working on this year's It's All Academic Festival.

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