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The UCL Media Relations team is the university’s central press office.

We connect journalists to expert academics and promote UCL research and teaching throughout the global media.

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Bartlett students create King’s Cross urban garden

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Students from the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture have created a new urban garden in the centre of Argent’s King’s Cross redevelopment in London. Read: Architects Journal (£)

Coding 'transplant' could revolutionise programming

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A team of researchers from UCL Computer Science, led by Professor Mark Harman (UCL Computer Science), has developed a process which automatically “transplants” code from one piece of software to another for the first time. Read: Wired

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

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Dr Sunjeev Kamboj and Ravi Das (both UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) are researching ways to reduce cravings by changing memories. Watch: BBC Two ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’ (from 21 mins 56 secs)


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Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) provides a characteristically striking argument for why oxygen is so “incredibly dangerous”. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Elements’ (from 1 min 1 sec)

UCL launches School of Management in the heart of London

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A new School of Management will be established at UCL on 1st August 2015, replacing its Department of Management Science and Innovation and will move to new premises in Canary Wharf in May 2016. Read: Financial Times, More: Wharf, East London Advertiser

Have young people stopped fearing sexually transmitted infections?

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Dr Rosie Webster (UCL Primary Care & Population Health) explains that although STIs might be easier to treat or manage, unprotected sex still comes with potentially serious risks. Read: The Conversation

Chris Husbands named new Sheffield Hallam vice-chancellor

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Professor Chris Husbands (UCL Institute of Education) has been announced as the new vice-chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University and will take up the position in January 2016. Read: THE (£), More: TES, Schools Week, UCL News

House of Lords reform

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Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) comments on the next steps for House of Lords reform in light of Lord Sewel's resignation from the House of Lords after drug claims. Listen: BBC Radio Scotland ‘Good Morning Scotland’ (from 2 hours 10 mins), More: BBC Radio 5 live ‘5 live Daily' (from 54 mins 18 secs)

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