Virtual Graduation - Medical Sciences
Congratulatory messages from the Dean
Welcome to the UCL Medical Sciences virtual graduation website. Huge congratulations from everyone in the faculty!
Please check out our virtual yearbook on Padlet, where we would love you to add messages for friends, classmates and lecturers.
We wish you all the best for the future!
Leave a message & share photos with your classmates
Whether you want to say farewell, recount your fondest memories, or simply congratulate your fellow graduates, leave a message on the interactive UCL Medical Sciences Virtual Graduation 2021 wall.
Advice from our Alumni
Amar Bhogal, Class of 2017
The final and most important thing I’ve learnt is to take ownership of your successes whether they’re in your professional or personal life. There’s nothing wrong with recognising your own achievements and taking pride in your work!"
Aleena Aris, Class of 2019
Dara Vakili, Applied Medical Sciences, Class of 2017
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Highlights, achievements and news
|Medical students step up to support the Covid-19 effort|
Medical Sciences students share their experiences of assisting in Vaccine Hubs, hospital ICUs, GP surgeries and Health Centres delivering front-line care.
|Student COVID-19 Recovery Challenge|
255 UCL students took part in this challenge last year, coming up with 34 inspiring ideas. A huge thank you from UCL Medical Sciences to the organisers, speakers, mentors and students for making the Challenge possible.
Celebrating the outstanding work from students across the Faculty of Medical Sciences, the 9th Dean’s Research Prize featured thesis presentations from PhD students and research posters from undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Nobel Prize-Winning Alumni
As a UCL graduate, you are in good company. Did you know that UCL has been home to 29 Nobel Prize winners? Here are just some of the great thinkers, whose life-changing work has happened at UCL.
2013: Professor Peter Higgs – origin of mass of subatomic particles
Peter Higgs and François Englert win the Nobel Prize in Physics “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider”. Higgs studied at UCL before going on to become a lecturer in mathematics.
2007: Professor Sir Martin Evans – gene modifications in mice
Sir Martin Evans wins the Nobel Prize for "discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells". Today, genetically modified mice are considered vital for medical research.
2001: Sir Paul Nurse – key regulators of the cell cycle
Sir Paul Nurse, Leland H. Hartwell and Tim Hunt won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of key regulators of the cell cycle”. Sir Paul went on to become the first Director of the Francis Crick Institute, in which UCL is a founding partner.
1939: Professor Corneille Jean Francois Heymans – sinus and aortic mechanisms in respiration
Corneille Jean Francois Heymans is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for the discovery of the role played by the sinus and aortic mechanisms in the regulation of respiration". Heymans worked in Ernest Starling’s laboratory at UCL.
1922: Professor Archibald Vivian Hill – production of heat in the muscle
Archibald Vivian Hill won the Nobel Prize in 1922 (not receiving the prize until the following year, however) "for his discovery relating to the production of heat in the muscle". The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was divided equally between himself and German scientist Otto Fritz Meyerhof.