UCL Ear Institute


Provost visit to the Ear Institute

21 December 2018

The Provost attended the Ear Institute as part of the Faculty Leadership Meeting.

Professor Jonathan Gale and Professor Michael Arthur UCL Provost

On the 13th December Professor Michael Arthur, Provost visited the institute and presented an overview of current topics that were pertinent for UCL. The Faculty of Brain Sciences was praised for performing at the highest level.

Among the points discussed was The Russell Group in helping to ensure academic input into TEF, and that the Institute of Education was also involved given it is world-leading in the field of education.  It was anticipated that TEF would evolve over the next few rounds and UCL was seeking continued involvement in order to help shape and improve the framework.

The Provost outlined UCL's commitment to various Faculty capital projects including the new IoN DRI building and extending the lease for the Ear institute whilst a solution was found regarding proximity to the new location for the RNTNEH.

Additionally the Provost spoke about the upcoming financial challenges on the HE sector and the potential impact of Brexit.

It was also an opportunity for Professor Jonathan Gale, the newly announced Director to outline his vision for the Ear Institute.

Prior to the meeting the Provost was given a tour of a number of the Ear Institute’s laboratories where he got to see some of the excellent facilities and to meet several of the research staff and students.