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22 January 2015: 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...
22 January 2015: Spotlight on Simon Cane
This week the spotlight is on Simon Cane, Director of Public and Cultural Engagement.
22 January 2015: 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...
22 January 2015: 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...
22 January 2015: 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...
20 January 2015: UCL signs San Francisco Declaration of Research Assessment
15 January 2015: Spotlight on Emma Matthys
15 January 2015: Call for participants: Academic Promotions Focus Groups
14 January 2015: The National Student Survey: how you can help
13 January 2015: UCL Parents And Carers Together (PACT) network event: preparing for maternity at work
13 January 2015: Free online course for parents: Understanding your child
8 January 2015: Vice-Provost’s View: A game-changing REF result
18 December 2014: Congratulations to staff on a stellar performance in REF 2014
18 December 2014: Universities Superannuation Scheme: Ongoing discussions between employers and UCU representatives and new Q&A’s
16 December 2014: Spotlight on Sarah McGee
16 December 2014: Student support over Christmas closure
11 December 2014: Provost's View: Looking back on autumn 2014
10 December 2014: UCL Christmas and New Year closure 2014-2015
10 December 2014: Spotlight on Charlotte Ballinger
4 December 2014: Spotlight on the UCL Student Centre
3 December 2014: UCL Christmas cards
3 December 2014: UCL Christmas and New Year mail arrangements