President and Provost News
UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
Publication date: 18 December 2014
Provost's View: Looking back on autumn 2014
Publication date: 11 December 2014
A Nobel Prize, the green light for an Olympic Park campus and UCL’s merger with the Institute of Education have been three of the headlines for UCL in a term that has seen our university take great strides in its estates transformation, international partnerships, fundraising activity and development of UCL’s Grand Challenges approach.
Provost's View: UCL East – a new model for the university of the future
Publication date: 4 December 2014
UCL has once again been at the heart of the news agenda over the past few days, with the announcement that the government will commit £141 million to a new cultural and education quarter. UCL is a founding partner in this venture and we will establish a second campus, UCL East, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Provost's Long View: UCL and the Institute of Education merger
Publication date: 27 November 2014
UCL and the Institute of Education confirm merger
Publication date: 25 November 2014
UCL and the Institute of Education (IOE) have today confirmed that they will be merging with effect from 2 December. The merger will create a new institution with over 35,000 students, confirming UCL as the biggest higher education institution in London, and the largest postgraduate institution in the UK, with 19,000 postgraduate students. It will have over 11,000 staff and a combined income of over £1bn.
Provost’s View: Turning staff feedback into action
Publication date: 20 November 2014
From our upcoming merger with the Institute of Education to the development of our plans for UCL East, the university’s proposed presence on the Olympic Park, life at UCL is constantly
evolving. In order to adapt to new challenges in the higher education
environment and to drive the strategic transformation outlined in UCL 2034, we
rely on the efforts of UCL staff working across all roles and at all levels in
the institution. We want to retain excellent staff, and to encourage your commitment,
loyalty and enthusiasm.
Provost's View: Advancing race equality at UCL
Publication date: 13 November 2014
In March of this year, I chaired an event at UCL titled ‘Why isn’t my professor black?’. It was attended by 350 staff, students and members of the wider community and has now been viewed online almost 3,000 times. It was an extraordinary event. I can still hear the clear, often impassioned voices of our black and minority ethnic staff and students explaining how UCL’s aspirations on equality and inclusion can often be rather different from lived reality. Despite higher education’s reputation for enlightened thinking, panelists and audience members at the event were united in the view that universities are generally no better than other institutions in society in addressing racial disadvantage.
Vice-Provost's View: London’s Global University, Globally Engaged
Publication date: 7 November 2014