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Provost’s Long View: Preparing for QAA Review - a chance to showcase the best of UCL

We have recently received confirmation that UCL will be subject to review by the Quality Assurance Agency in May 2016. This may sound a little strange, but I am actually looking forward to the review, for reasons that I will explain. The QAA is the UK-wide agency responsible for monitoring and advising on the standards and quality of UK higher education. As part of a common framework for quality assurance, all universities agree to be subject to an independent review by QAA every six years or so. UCL was last reviewed in 2009 and so we are definitely due a visit. More...

Published: May 28, 2015 10:24:32 AM


Vice-Provost's View: Launch of our new Global Engagement Strategy

I’m delighted – and not a little relieved – to announce that Council approved the new GES on 13 April, after a full discussion on 30 March. The new strategy can be summarised as ‘London’s Global University works with partners to achieve fair solutions to global challenges’.

With great support from the Communications & Marketing office and others across UCL, we are launching with staff and students today: More...

Published: May 21, 2015 10:11:46 AM


Provost's View: What does the outcome of the general election mean for UCL?

The opinion polls, we now know, were wrong. It seems around 3% of voters were telling the pollsters one thing, only to do another in the polling booth. I read an interesting analysis of this phenomenon at the weekend, but what does the result mean for UCL?

Published: May 14, 2015 11:56:14 AM

Steve Caddick

Vice-Provost's View: Farewell UCL

It has been a great privilege to be Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL and inevitably as I pack my bags to make the long trip from Gordon Street to the Wellcome Trust on Euston Road, I have been reflecting on the last five years. So much has changed and so much has been achieved by UCL. More...

Published: May 7, 2015 9:45:06 AM

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