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Participants needed for UCL Primary Care and Population Health research project: win a £50 voucher

Are you aged 16 to 24-years-old and interested in contributing towards how STI testing is understood in the UK? If the answer is yes, UCL researchers need your help. Researchers from UCL Primary Care and Population Health are looking at reasons why young people get tested for sexually transmitted infections and they want to hear from as many people as possible.

Published: Jul 20, 2017 1:37:32 PM

Four ways to live a happier life: lessons from computational neuroscience

If you’ve ever searched your local WHSmith for a comprehensive guide on how to be a happy bunny, then you’ve just clicked on the right article. In 2014, Dr Robb Rutledge, a cognitive and computational neuroscientist based at the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research (*and breathe*), published a Happiness Equation. Yes, really. (You can read about it here for free).

Published: Jul 18, 2017 12:25:09 PM

Ramsay Ball 2017: a social highlight for first year students

Having to overcome unexpected challenges from the beginning of the year, which were beyond our control, meant that hope for a third successive ball at Café de Paris for first year students, looked unpromising. However, this did not deter a core group of individuals in Ramsay Hall who were determined to see that their first year ended with a great night.

Published: Jul 18, 2017 12:23:52 PM

7 questions with Théophile Brochant de Villiers

This week, meet Théophile Brochant de Villiers, a Technician in the Department of Space & Climate Physics at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, located in the Surrey Hills. He is also a UCL alumnus who has an MSci in Theoretical Physics which he followed up with an MSc in Space Science and Engineering. Theo has been working on UCL's first satellite 'UCLSat', focusing on cubesats - nanosatellites that are no bigger than a shoebox - which are great for doing in-situ measurements in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Published: Jul 17, 2017 12:04:44 PM

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