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Postgraduate outing for UCL Hiking Club!

As we move further from the start of term, undergraduates across the university have had various forms of Reading Week. One thing that unites postgraduate students across the disciplines is the lack of a mid-term break! The Union has also identified postgraduates as one of the least likely groups to engage in sports and society events. With half of the UCL Hiking Club committee studying towards postgraduate degrees, we wanted to tackle this disengagement, and decided to run a Project Active event.

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Major additions to teaching and learning space in 2018

UCL’s teaching estate will see substantial increase in capacity in the coming year, as major projects come to fruition under Transforming UCL, our extensive building and refurbishment programme.

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The secrets of the "ideal" open plan office revealed

What makes the ideal open-plan office? Researchers at UCL have used data analysis, video observation and surveys to study how we interact at work and come up with an answer.

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Worldwide campaign on abortion raises $300m, UCL Lancet lecture told

The Dutch MP leading the worldwide campaign against Donald Trump’s funding ban on abortion advice revealed at the UCL Lancet lecture last night that it has so far raised $300m including up to $100m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an anonymous US donor.

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Young people have more varied sex lives than their parents

Young people today are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices with opposite-sex partners compared to 20 years ago, according to new analysis by UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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Seven questions with Inshal Imtiaz

This week, meet Inshal Imtiaz, who is currently in his third year of Medicine doing an intercalated BSc in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Inshal is a co-founder of the UCL MedTech Society, a fan of ice cream and has a top tip for exploring London by night.

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How to find your alumni mentor

Want advice on how to make the most out of your UCL student experience? We’ve got an alumni mentor for you.

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5 myths about doing a PhD debunked

You’ve seen them lurking in the shadows of the Anatomy Building, carrying mysterious buckets of ice from one room to another, laughing uncontrollably at cat memes in dimly lit rooms, sipping their grandé-sized cups of coffee … and you’re intrigued. Who are these mystical beings? What do they do? Why does it seem like they’ve been here forever?

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7 marathons in 7 days

Drizzle, vomit, electric fences, and recycling his own sweat ... Kasim Ali, who has just run from Manchester to London to raise money for a UCL Scholarship for youth affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, reflects on the highs and lows of his epic adventure.

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If it wasn’t for my personal tutor, I’d have left UCL: one student’s story

Rosalyn Christian is a third year undergraduate student in the Institute of Archaeology. Like many students at UCL, the transition from home life and school into a large, city-based university was a difficult one. But with the support of an established personal tutoring system within the Institute, she’s now flourishing and enjoying the remainder of her degree at UCL.

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Take part in 5 minute anonymous survey on aphantasia

Have you ever heard of aphantasia?

If you can spare 5 minutes you will know more about it.

Aphantasia is a term coined in 2015 to describe a condition where a person does not possess a functioning ‘mind’s eye’. In other words, they cannot conjure up an image in their mind when a scene or situation is being described in words.

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