A first in-human trial for a new drug to slow the progression of Huntington’s disease has been hailed as ‘enormously significant’. The trial was carried out at the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, and was led by Professor Sarah Tabrizi (Director of the UCL Huntington’s Disease Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology).
Publication date: 13 December 2017
UCL was founded by philanthropy and philanthropic giving remains an important and valued source of funding for universities, supporting scientific breakthroughs to happen faster and helping to keep world-class higher education accessible to all students regardless of background.
Publication date: 20 November 2017
The role technology is playing in advancing understanding of the brain and how it can go wrong was the main theme of a series of alumni galas in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing this month.
Publication date: 13 November 2017
Lori Houlihan, Vice-Provost (Development), reflects on the successful first year of the £600 million Campaign for UCL
Publication date: 10 November 2017
In May 2017, UCL welcomed the staff and trustees of the Wolfson Foundation to UCL to celebrate the impact of their £20 million award made in 2012 to support dementia research.
Publication date: 10 October 2017
Sir Malcolm Walker reflects on the unique Dementia Research Retail Coalition as it celebrates 2nd Anniversary
“I asked what it was that researchers needed to make the breakthroughs we’ve seen in other diseases such as cancer or heart disease. He said the biggest barrier to progress was investment – and investment in the right areas.”
Publication date: 10 October 2017
Shahid Janatmir took an unlikely route to UCL. Growing up in rural Afghanistan, his small village school was rarely open due to financial problems, extreme weather conditions and, later, the crossfire between foreign and insurgent troops.
Publication date: 27 September 2017
New UCL Circle of Benefactors celebrates £1m+ donors
Publication date: 25 September 2017
One year on from the launch of UCL’s ambitious philanthropy and engagement Campaign It’s All Academic, the Campaign total has reached over £344 million – over halfway towards its target of £600 million, one of the largest ever set by a UK or European university.
Publication date: 25 September 2017
Hollywood and UCL came together last week to celebrate the achievements of more than 200 graduates and recognize one of the university’s most successful and famous alumni - film director Christopher Nolan.
Publication date: 12 September 2017
UCL has won a hat-trick of top awards for excellence for its philanthropic fundraising from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) including the prestigious Leadership Award for President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur.
Publication date: 1 September 2017
The UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences (UCL CFS) has scooped a Bronze Lion in the Design and Typography category at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Their winning campaign, made in collaboration with Ogilvy & Mather London, aims to crowdfund £1m for a world-class forensic evidence research laboratory and expose the surprisingly common yet critical problem of the misinterpretation of forensic science evidence.
Publication date: 7 August 2017
The Norman Foster Foundation will award an annual scholarship to an outstanding architectural student entering UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture.
Publication date: 13 July 2017
A team led by Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology, has won a £28,850,000 infrastructure award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support the improvement of UCL’s research facilities, which will enable UCL to deliver on its aim to create the world’s leading translational neuroscience environment.
Publication date: 12 July 2017
On Wednesday 21 June, UCL Connect hosted its final Professional Networking Event of the academic year, celebrating creative thinking in the cultural sector. The event, chaired by journalist Mark Lawson, featured debates and discussion from a panel of distinguished alumni including, Emily Pringle, Head of Learning and Practice Research at Tate; Gina Koutsika FMA, Head of Visitor Programmes, Events and Exhibitions at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Writer, Director and Curator, Sharna Jackson and founder of Deckchair Productions, Harry Brünjes.
Publication date: 10 July 2017
UCL President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur recently hosted a special afternoon tea in the Housman Room to celebrate the impact of legacy giving to UCL.
Publication date: 14 June 2017
UCL recently celebrated the far-reaching impact of a £20 million grant to support dementia research with a visit by staff and trustees of the Wolfson Foundation to the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre.
Publication date: 6 June 2017
Our alumni networks are a great way to stay in touch with your friends and meet other UCL alumni across the world. As well as events organised by UCL, many of the alumni groups organise their own social and professional development events ensuring a huge wealth of ways for you to get involved with UCL wherever you are in the world.
Publication date: 16 May 2017
The UCL Huntington’s Disease Centre, based at the UCL Institute of Neurology, was officially opened by UCL President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur on the 1 March. Professor Michael Arthur was delighted to welcome Amanda Staveley, a Huntington’s disease (HD) family member and businesswoman, to cut the ribbon at the event. The Centre brings together expertise from many disciplines and is uniquely placed worldwide to translate basic biological insights into first-in-human studies in the disease.
Publication date: 24 April 2017
UCL Office for the Vice Provost (Development), the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH) and the Bartlett School of Planning are thrilled to announce a legacy pledge in support of Masters students by The Bartlett alumnus Richard Ayling. The legacy will fully fund the costs of studying on postgraduate Masters courses within the ISH and School of Planning for students of the future.
Publication date: 21 March 2017
From the Enlightenment to the first Apple Mac, universities have been the driving force that change the world. Now a new publication from UCL Press explores the role of philanthropy in a rapidly changing higher education environment.
Publication date: 15 March 2017
UCL celebrated the power of student support and the generosity of supporters who fund them at its annual Scholarships and Bursaries reception. The event brought together donors and the students who benefit at an event that showcased the diversity of scholarships at UCL and their life-changing impact.
Publication date: 3 March 2017
On Wednesday 8 March, to tie in with the celebrations for International Women’s Day, UCL Connect’s Women in Leadership event takes place, offering an inspiring evening of discussions and professional networking.
Publication date: 2 March 2017
This week UCL Student Support & Wellbeing are holding a series of fundraising and awareness events to support refugee education initiatives in the UK and abroad.
Publication date: 23 February 2017
UCL’s Institute of Global Prosperity (IGP) leads new grassroots project in East London
Publication date: 22 February 2017