UCL News


UCL News channels: update

9 November 2011

There are a number of new and updated central communications channels currently used by UCL.


UCL Communications & Marketing has produced this quick summary to help staff understand some of the key channels, many of which are brought together on the UCL News homepage.

The Week@UCL

The Week@UCL, the weekly e-newsletter for all staff at UCL was established in May 2011. In it you'll find key internal announcements and information, news and events. See previous issues on the Staff News page. The 'Working at' section of the UCL website also highlights news relevant to staff.

UCL Insights

This pilot fortnightly e-newsletter is aimed at key opinion formers such as MPs and senior figures in funding bodies. It aims to highlight the wide range of UCL research and its impact on society and implications for policy. Example issues and subscription details can be found on the Insights website. Due to the nature of its distribution list, there is a fairly rigid structure for what can appear in UCL Insights, but suggestions are welcome.

Social media

  • Our Twitter feed (@uclnews) currently has more than 6,300 followers.
  • Our official Facebook page has more than 5,300 'likes'.
  • Our dedicated YouTube channel UCLTV showcases videos about our research and teaching. It currently has almost 2,000 subscribers and more than 600,000 total upload views. Videos are also cross-promoted on other communications channels.
  • UCL SoundCloud has become one of the top channels on the audio-sharing website with nearly 44,000 followers. We host a variety of audio tracks from news podcasts to Lunch Hour Lectures and the Enterprise lecture series. You can also download and watch interviews, lectures and other UCL content from UCL on iTunes U.
  • Photos from across the UCL community, including those from events and exhibitions as well as research images, populate our Flickr stream.

Events calendar and Events blog

The Events calendar promotes public events happening around UCL - and the content is also entered into the public events leaflet Brain Food. The Events blog hosts content produced by the UCL community reviewing a range of events.

UCL in the media

Links to major external news coverage are added to the UCL in the media feed. These are then cross-promoted on other channels and remain in an online archive.

Press releases distributed by UCL Media Relations are also available in an online archive.

'Studying at'

Student-focused news content is available on the 'Studying at' section of the UCL website.

'Research at'

Research and enterprise activity are promoted on the 'Research at' section of the UCL website.

If you want to submit an item for one or more of these channels, please email UCL Communications & Marketing using mynews@ucl.ac.uk or contact Ruth Howells, News Editor, on 020 3108 3845 (extension 53845).

Ruth Howells, News Editor, Communications and Marketing Office