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Institute student research showcased in UCL Art competition

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Wanstead Mosaic I

The diversity of Institute student research was highlighted in UCL's recent 'Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research' competition.

Vincent Sterk awarded prestigious Dutch Royal Association for Political Economy medal

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Dr Vincent Sterk was awarded the prestigious Dutch Royal Association for Political Economy medal for his thesis  ‘The Role of Mortgages and Consumer Credit in the Business Cycle’.  Dr Sterk, a lecturer in Economics since September 2011, received his doctorate from the University of Amsterdam in May 2011. The KVS medal is awarded every two or three years by the Dutch Royal Association for Political Economy.

Stephen Machin appointed member of the new Tuition Fees Commission

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Professor Stephen Machin, UCL Economics, has been appointed member of the new Tuition Fees Commission which is to be chaired by Will Hutton. The commission will analyze the impact of the new higher undergraduate university fees and, in particular, how the system affects students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Professor Machin is already a member of the Low Pay Commission, the body that makes recommendations to the government about the national minimum wage.

HWB awarded Headley Trust grant

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Heritage without Borders in Jordan

Heritage Without Borders (HWB) has been awarded a grant by the Headley Trust to support the conservation of cultural heritage in Albania.

The Perils of Lords Reform: interview with Mark Harper and Meg Russell

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Mark Harper MP

Mark Harper, Minister for Constitutional Reform


Folklore & Archaeology Conference: Call for Papers

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Wayland Smithy Neolithic Long Barrow (Photo: Tina Paphitis)

The second multidisciplinary conference on 'Popular Antiquities: Folklore and Archaeology' will be held at the Institute on 13 & 14 October 2012. The deadline for the call for papers is 31 May 2012.

Institute researcher shortlisted for Scopus Award

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Gabriel Moshenska was a runner up for the 2011 UK Scopus Young Research Award in the Humanities.

Call For Papers - The 21st Century Body

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The 21st Century Body

Symposium

18th May 2012, London (Hosted by UCL)

Exciting developments in the life sciences and their application in biotechnology are helping to provide pioneering cures and therapies for inherited and degenerative diseases.

Internships at the Constitution Unit: now recruiting for April 2012

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This is an opportunity for you as an intern to spend time working in an influential research body, and for us to benefit from the skills you can bring. An internship here is an ideal way for recent graduates to gain experience of work in a policy research environment to inform and support their career choices.

Interns include students in the vacation, postgraduates thinking about doing a PhD, and civil and public servants who work for us part-time or on secondment. Our recruitment is guided by the needs of our researchers and by the interests and experience of our applicants. Applicants will normally have a degree or equivalent in Social Studies or Political Science, in Law or in some related subject and should be able to demonstrate that they have the research and office skills needed for work in a research environment.

As an intern you will be attached to one of our researchers, who will take responsibility for the majority of your workload. Interns with particular skills may occasionally be asked to work for other researchers when this is felt appropriate. The work is varied and will be assigned to reflect your skills and areas of interest. We also offer some training where this is appropriate.

Internships generally last three months, full or part time, and we are flexible in working hours. The positions are voluntary, but the Unit will pay travel costs. We very much value the work done by our interns and you will be treated as part of the team.
See what our previous interns did

Job Vacancy: Clerical Assistant

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Institute of Archaeology building, 2010

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Clerical Assistant (part-time, Ref.:1229757). The deadline for applications is 2 February 2012.

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