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£10m to widen accessibility of assistive technology

The Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub at UCL has been awarded £10m from the Department for International Development (DfiD) to widen access to assistive technology for disabled people.

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Have your say: UCL East public consultations

The UCL East programme regularly holds public consultation road shows to present the different design stages of UCL East, engage with local communities in Bloomsbury and Stratford, and gather feedback. The next exhibition, which will be held between 14-21 March, brings together the latest plans for Marshgate 1 and Pool Street West for the first phase of UCL East.

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Letter from over 50 UCL academics to The Times

In a show of public support for UCL's new campus on the Olympic Park, over 50 academics from different UCL faculties signed a joint letter to The Times newspaper. This letter, included below, sought to reassure readers of The Times about the support for UCL East and to address a few points raised in a newspaper article published last week.

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Statement on the Visitor inquiry into UCL

UCL Visitor Terence Etherton, who as the master of the rolls is one of the most senior judges in the UK, has asked a QC to advise him on a petition lodged with him by a member of staff.

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UCL East featured on BBC Radio 4: The Baffled Bat

"Why don't thousands of bats in a cave get confused? How do they differentiate their own location echoes from those of other bats?" This puzzling problem was sent in to BBC Radio 4's 'The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry' by Tim Beard from Hamburg in Germany.

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UCL East approved by UCL Council

On Thursday 23rd November 2017, the UCL East programme presented to UCL Council and received approval for UCL East’s revised budget and the commercial arrangements for acquiring our land on the Olympic Park.

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The secrets of the "ideal" open plan office revealed

What makes the ideal open-plan office? Researchers at UCL have used data analysis, video observation and surveys to study how we interact at work and come up with an answer.

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Major milestone in UCL East funding

As one of the founding partners of the Cultural and Education District (CED), UCL is set to receive £100 million towards the capital cost of building UCL East, our new campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. HM Treasury ministers have now approved the Outline Business Case for the CED, subject to formal, written confirmation.  

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Mayor of London backs UCL East plans

In his opening address to the Leading London conference on 9th October, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, publicly backed plans to bring together some of the world’s best arts and education institutions on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to create “one of the largest cultural and educational destinations within Europe”. As he commented: “The centre of gravity in London is moving east.”

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UCL Engineering opens Global Disability Innovation Hub

On 2nd October 2017, UCL took over the leadership of the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) - an innovative research, practice and co-creation centre, harnessing technology for good following London 2012’s Paralympic Legacy Programme, run by London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

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Smart detectors to monitor urban bat life

Nature Smart Cities, which will find its home in the Future Living Institute in UCL East from 2020, has been featured in the news this week. News outlets have highlighted how the activity of urban bats in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is being monitored by scientists in real-time using new, automated smart detectors that have been developed and installed by UCL and Intel scientists in collaboration with Arup, the Bat Conservation Trust and the London Wildlife Trust.

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Updated UCL East website now live

Following feedback from UCL staff and students, and members of the local communities, the UCL East website has now been updated. There was a clear desire for regularly updated information, particularly as we progress through the planning and design process. There is now:

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Help shape the website for UCL East

The UCL East programme is currently creating a new website, which will have the majority of the content that you can see on our site now, as well as the latest information about UCL East and an updated look and feel.

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Public consultation road shows - May 2017

UCL East are launching the next round of public consultation road shows, focusing on the detailed design process. This follows the series of masterplan consultation events, which took place from summer 2015 to autumn 2016.

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UCL to lead new Global Disability Innovation Hub

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, launched on Saturday the world’s first Global Disability Innovation Hub, which will be based at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It will bring together the world’s best academics, disability experts and designers to improve the lives of the world’s one billion disabled people through technology, co-design and innovation.

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UCL announces architect design winners for UCL East campus

UCL has awarded design services contracts to Stanton Williams and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands for two sites in the first phase of its new UCL East campus which will be built at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

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Senior academic team appointed for UCL East

UCL has announced two senior academic appointments to lead the development of the academic strategy for its new UCL East campus at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Stratford (QEOP). Professor Paola Lettieri (UCL Engineering Sciences) has been appointed Academic Director for UCL East and Professor Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) will take up the role of Deputy Academic Director.

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