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UCL welcomes REF review recommendations

UCL welcomes the recommendations made by Lord Stern’s Independent Review of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today. 

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UCL in top three UK university websites

UCL’s website is in the top three UK university websites in a new ranking by digital industry specialists Bray Leino Yucca.

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Special offer: UCL English pronunciation course

Directed by Dr Geoff Lindsey and delivered by specialist tutors, for many years, UCL’s annual summer course in English phonetics has been attracting international students and teachers for two weeks of enjoyable, intensive work on English pronunciation.

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Reminder of restrictions on the employment of students with a Tier 4 visa

A recent investigation of a London Higher Education employer by United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) found a number of graduate and PhD students had exceeded the maximum hours they were entitled to work stipulated by their Tier 4 visa. One case involved them exceeding the limit by only 15 minutes, yet this resulted in the employer being heavily fined and subject to a rigorous audit of their whole employee and student base.

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Spotlight on... Raman Prinja

This week the spotlight is on Professor Raman Prinja, UCL Physics and Astronomy.

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Spotlight on Laura Hewison

This week the spotlight is on Laura Hewison, Video Producer, UCL Student Recruitment Marketing, UCL Communications and Marketing.

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Guidance for UCL staff: What to do if you see or experience racism or harassment

UCL does not tolerate racism, xenophobia or harassment in the work place or in study. All staff are responsible for ensuring that they behave in an appropriate manner, showing respect for staff, students and others working alongside or engaged with the UCL community. All staff are encouraged to appropriately challenge inappropriate behaviours and raise concerns with managers so these can be dealt with. This note provides you with guidance on what you should do if you experience or witness racism, xenophobia or harassment.

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EU referendum: Implications for employees from EU/EEA countries

Following the UK referendum vote to leave the European Union, UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur earlier this week sent a personalised letter to all employees who are recorded on the UCL HR system as non-UK EU/EEA nationals. 

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UCL European Research & Innovation Office: update and open calls on EU funding

The UCL European Research & Innovation Office would like to reassure all academics that until the UK leaves the EU, the referendum result has no immediate effect on those applying to or participating in Horizon 2020 grants. UK participants can continue to apply, be evaluated and receive funding from, the programme in the normal way.

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Spotlight on Ann Blandford

This week the spotlight is on Ann Blandford, Director, UCL Institute of Digital Health (IDH).

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Spotlight on Rebecca Payne

This week the spotlight is on Rebecca Payne, Student Experience Officer, UCL Bartlett Faculty Office, UCL Bartlett.

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Uniting UCL staff and students following the EU referendum

As President and Provost of UCL, I’d like to ask everyone in the UCL community to work together at this difficult time after the EU referendum result and offer each other warm friendship, collegiality and mutual support. Such a response would be consistent with our longstanding values and our proud history of being a tolerant university, open to all.

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Spotlight on Abi Roper

This week the spotlight is on Abi Roper, Speech and Language Therapist Researcher, UCL Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre.

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2016 UCL MOOC call report

Following the announcement of funding to develop three more massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the FutureLearn platform, we received 16 proposals, involving 50 members of staff across 16 academic units of UCL, as well as collaborators from other institutions.

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Spotlight on Maya Abraham-Steele

This week the spotlight is on Maya Abraham-Steele, Intern, UCL Media Relations, UCL Communications & Marketing.

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Flexible working on day of EU Referendum (23 June)

Next Thursday, on 23 June, Britain will vote on its membership of the European Union. For the first time in 41 years, we can vote on whether or not the UK stays in the European Union.

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