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


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The future will be built on open data – here’s why

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Rikke Duus (UCL School of Management) explains why open data is the answer to many problems, including those in transport, health and commerce. Read: The Conversation

Happiness and age

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Dr Tali Sharot (UCL Experimental Psychology) explains what age we are happiest in our lives. Watch: BBC One ‘The One Show’ (from 7 mins 24 secs)

Guernsey 11 plus could be scrapped

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Professor Andy Green (UCL Institute of Education) explains why he believes proposals to end 11 plus exams in Guernsey will make the secondary education system fair and equitable for all students. Listen: BBC Radio Guernsey ‘Jim Cathcart’ (from 1 hour 52 mins)

Chromatography

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Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) discusses the origins, development and uses of chromatography. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘In Our Time’

University careers aren’t what they used to be

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In an opinion piece, William Locke (UCL Institute of Education) argues that academics need to recognise that a linear career progression is no longer the norm. Read: THE (£)

Holocaust education: Misconceptions and myths

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Drawing on research by the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education, Dr Alice Pettigrew (UCL Institute of Education) highlights some key concerns about young people’s perceptions of the Holocaust and considers the implications for teachers. Read: Sec Ed

Big-data analytics: the power of prediction

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Rikke Duus (UCL School of Management) explains how transparency, openness and integration in big data analytics can benefit consumers. Read: Public Finance

First ministers urge delay to EU referendum in joint letter

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Alan Trench (UCL Constitution Unit) explains what difference, if any, the letter sent to David Cameron by the first ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will have on the EU referendum. Listen: BBC Radio Scotland ‘Newsdrive’ (from 2 hours 11 mins)

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