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myUCL: new weekly all-student e-newsletter to be launched in early October

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myUCL is the new weekly all-student e-newsletter developed to help improve the way UCL communicates with all undergraduates and postgraduates. As part of UCL’s commitment to improving the student experience through UCL 2034, the newsletter will promote UCL-wide announcements, news, events, opportunities and need-to-know information. 

Behaviour change expertise at UCL

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Since its launch in February 2014, the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) has attracted more than 130 enquiries for collaboration, teaching, training, consultancy, and events.

UCL Electrical Engineering organises free authorship workshop

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Prof Saifur Rahman
  • Tuesday, 21st October 2014.
  • 12:00 to 4:00 PM.
  • Woburn Suite, Senate House, Malet Street, London

UCL Public Policy: secondment opportunities available

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UCL has established a scheme of part-time secondments for UCL researchers to spend time in Government departments or other policy organisations for a period of 3–6 months.

Remind students to register to vote

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New students in the quad

It is important that we encourage our students to vote, as this gives them the opportunity to have a say on important issues that affect them – everything from roads and recycling in their area, to education and climate change.

Spotlight on Professor Yiannis Ventikos

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Yiannis Ventikos

This week the spotlight is on Professor Yiannis Ventikos, Kennedy Professor and Head of Department, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Extended opening hours for UCL IT support

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From 10 September, the ISD Service Desk’s phone support will be available day and night all year round (including weekends, College Closures and Bank Holidays) and will be able to deal with a range of general IT queries. However, some services won’t be available just yet including issuing password reset tokens. The new out of hours service is called NorMAN (following a partnership with the University of Northumbria who provide shared University Helpline services) and if unable to resolve your query, NorMAN will pass it back to the ISD Service Desk for investigation during full service desk hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM).

Spotlight on Dr Lucie Green

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Lucie Green

This week the spotlight is on Dr Lucie Green, Royal Society University Research Fellow, UCL Space and Climate Physics (the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory).

Latest edition of Brain Food now available

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Autumn 2014 Brain Food

The latest edition of Brain Food, UCL's public events leaflet, has now been distributed to all UCL departments. 

Professor Sir John Tooke, Vice-Provost Health to retire in July 2015

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Sir John Tooke

Having come to UCL from a small but “perfectly formed” institution (the Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry), I couldn’t help be overwhelmed by the scale and complexity of the School of Life and Medical Sciences.  Indeed the commonest outside comment to me when I took up post was that our strengths were not always apparent and we sometimes struggled to be more than the sum of our parts.  I very much hope such is now not the case. 

Spotlight on Professor Jonathan Bell

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Jonathan Bell

This week the spotlight is on Professor Jonathan Bell, Director of the Institute of Americas.

What is your role and what does it involve?

UCL SLASH (Laws, Arts and Humanities, and Social and Historical Sciences) hosts three conferences for non-academic staff

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Speaker at 2014 SLASH conference

Within a period of six working days in July, three conferences aimed at non-academic staff took place within the UCL SLASH (Laws, Arts and Humanities, and Social and Historical Sciences). These were developed, organised and delivered by a broad range of staff working together including Departmental and Faculty Administrators, Faculty Managers, and colleagues in Professional Services roles outside of SLASH.

Spotlight on Maria Stavrinakis

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Maria Stavrinakis

This week the spotlight is on Maria Stavrinakis, Registry Services Director at the UCL Australia campus in Adelaide.

UCL Occupational Health Service: Migraine Week, 1-7 September

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The World Health Organisation recognises migraine as one of the most disabling lifetime conditions, yet awareness and understanding of the condition is low. The Migraine Trust works to raise awareness of the condition as a serious public health issue as there are more people who suffer with migraine than with diabetes, asthma and epilepsy combined. It affects 1 in 7 people; that’s over eight million people in the UK alone.

Spotlight on Jim Collins

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Jim Collins

This week the spotlight is on Jim Collins, Corporate Partnerships Manager within the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Laws, and Social and Historical Studies (SLASH).

Spotlight on Anna-Rosa Muscatelli

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Anna Rosa Muscatelli

This week the spotlight is on Anna-Rosa Muscatelli, CASE Graduate trainee in the UCL Development and Alumni Relations Office.

Participants needed to help researchers find out how genes influence disease

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Do you want to be involved in medical research studies? Are you willing to give a small sample of blood? Are you willing to be part of a pool of volunteers supporting studies into a range of medical conditions?

Spotlight on Dave Carter

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Dave Carter

This week the spotlight is on Dave Carter, a Careers Coach at UCL Careers.

What is your role and what does it involve?

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2015 - staff survey

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Stonewall Top 100 Employer 2013 Logo

UCL are submitting an application in the 2015 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. We didn’t apply last year but in 2013 we placed 53rd in the list of top 100 gay-employers. We hope to improve on this number next year.

Spotlight on Cassie Harley-Boyce

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Cassie Harley-Boyce

This week the spotlight is on Cassie Harley-Boyce, Communications and Events Officer, SLMS Research Coordination Office, Office of the Vice-Provost (Health).

Participants wanted for online survey about crowdfunding smaller pharmaceutical companies

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UCL students and staff in quad

Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease are the two most common neurodegenerative diseases worldwide, affecting millions of people. With an ageing demographic even more people will suffer from these tremendous diseases in the future. But still, there is no cure or therapy available yet.

MyFinance: purchasing opens on 4 August

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My finance

To many the introduction of a new finance system is something of a dry subject (alas not to those in Finance and ISD who are particularly excited). Nevertheless we wanted to highlight that the new MyFinance system goes live on Monday 4 August.

UCL Graduate Prospectus wins Heist award

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Staff from UCL Publications and Marketing Services (PAMS) attended the 2014 Heist awards ceremony in Manchester on 17 July and were delighted to receive a Silver award for the 2014 entry UCL Graduate Prospectus.

Spotlight on Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen

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Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen

This week the spotlight is on Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Senior Lecturer in Scandinavian Literature, UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS).

Pay award 2014–2015

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Summary negotiations for 2014-15

On behalf of Universities which participate in national pay bargaining, including UCL, the UCEA (Universities & Colleges Employers Association) made a full and final offer on pay and pay-related equality matters of:

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