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#Throwback to the top 5 tweets from @ucl in 2016

20 February 2017


Twitter post 1 #match4lara

At the start of 2016, we asked our Twitter community to help out a fellow student, Lara Casalotti, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

A stem cell transplant was her best hope and the hashtag '#match4lara' was started to help find Lara and others a match. Despite the odds, a suitable donor for Lara was found! 

By joining a national bone marrow registry, you can provide a potential gift of life to 37,000 patients like Lara.

2. A fresher look at UCL

The UCLU Film Society shared this gem of a video from 1960s UCL. 

Some things never change. Freshers in the sixties shared their first thoughts of the college, finding it "pretty hectic" and "terribly confusing - I can't find my way around". 

Yet the general vibe of UCL was still positive, with freshers saying everyone was "very friendly".

3. Best of the bunch

UCL celebrated being the fifth best university in Europe, awarded by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17. 

Our Twitter followers helped to share the good news and retweeted @ucl more than 100 times!

4. Feeding your mind

Lunch Hour Lectures proved popular in 2016 - a great opportunity to learn about the exceptional research taking place at UCL.

Free and open to anyone, check out our Lunch Hour Lectures series for this year. 

5. #thenandnow

UCL shared a #thenandnow photo and encouraged our Twitter followers to do the same in support of important dementia research.

Twitter post 5C

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