President and Provost News

Provost’s Long View: Reflecting on my first year

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Portico

As this will be the last Provost’s View before the summer break, I thought I would take the opportunity to reflect on my first year in office and comment on what it has been like to join UCL at such an exciting and interesting time.

Provost’s View: Celebrating excellence and success

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Public engagement

With the end of the examination period and the approach of summer, it feels like an appropriate time for us to pay tribute to some of the award-winning activity that has taken place across the university over the past few weeks.

Vice-Provost’s View: UCL & the Olympic Park

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

It is now four months since my last Vice-Provost’s view outlining our plans to establish a new campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP).

UCL and China: visit from Peking University delegation

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Michael Arthur and President Wang Enge

A delegation from Peking University (PKU) visited UCL this week to explore how both institutions can work together more closely in the future.

Provost’s Long View: Planning to prosper

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Planning

Given the size and complexity of UCL, it is essential for us to plan carefully. We are, after all, a community of nearly 10,000 staff and more than 28,000 (25,000 FTE) students with a turnover of greater than £1bn per annum. You certainly wouldn't want to get the planning process wrong – there is simply too much at stake.

Vice-Provost’s View: delivering health benefits by working in partnership

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John Tooke

I write this Vice-Provost’s View having just chaired a session at the International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology in Beijing. What, you may well ask, has that got to do with health and the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS)?

Provost’s View: UCL’s artistic talents on show

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Provosts view

“This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius” is a line from a song which, if you know it, rather dates you to my generation. Alternatively, it might sound familiar because you were lucky enough to join me in attending the UCLU Musical Theatre Society’s production of Hair in the Spring Term.

Provost’s View: UCL’s mutually beneficial relationship with Europe

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European flag

I found myself in Helsinki this week, attending a meeting of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). It was my first-ever trip to Finland and, as I flew in over a wonderful archipelago, the natural beauty of the country was very apparent.

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