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UCL hosts London event at Mansion House

2 September 2009

Last night, UCL welcomed guests from organisations across London to an event in Mansion House.

Bus crop It was an opportunity for staff and students to showcase the range of work across the city and highlight the opportunities available to public and private organisations to engage with UCL. The event was hosted by Lord Tom McNally (UCL Economics 1966) and featured presentations by Nadhim Zahawi, co-founder of YouGov and a UCL alumnus (UCL Chemical Engineering 1985) and Professor Gloria Laycock from the UCL Jill Dando Institute for Crime Science. It was also an opportunity for UCL to mark the conferment of a UCL Fellowship on The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor Alderman Ian Luder, a UCL alumnus (UCL Economics 1971).

Visitors at the event had the opportunity to watch short videos exploring UCL's impact in London in four areas - community, health, research and enterprise, with stories of staff and students from across the university. These are now available to watch on UCL's You Tube channel, www.youtube.com/ucltv

UCL in London
UCL has a tremendous impact on London - we are London's leading research university. Through enterprise, community projects, public events, advising public bodies and taking research out to people across the city, staff and students from across UCL enhance the lives of Londoners every day. Our role is being further integrated into the fabric of London through a number of high profile developments and collaborations - for example, our sponsoring of a new Academy School in Camden and as one of the partners in the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation at St Pancras, probably the most exciting advancement in scientific research the capital has seen.

You can read more on our UCL and London website, or keep up-to-date with London news through our London rss feed, at feed://www.ucl.ac.uk/london/london_news_viewer/rss