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Seven questions with Ryan Li

This week meet Ryan Li, a second-year undergraduate student studying for a History, Politics and Economics BA. Ryan is the founder of the London: Sino British Summit, an event which aims at fostering down-to-earth and non-academic discussions for everyone who has an interest in China and will feature a range of speakers including Katherine Carruthers, UCL Pro-Vice Provost (East Asia) and Huabin Wang, Deputy General Manager, Bank of China, London.

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10 million downloads: record success for UCL Discovery

UCL Library Services is delighted to announce that UCL Discovery, its open access repository that showcases and provides free access to UCL research publications, has now surpassed ten million downloads.

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UCL BioResource: your chance to be involved in medical research studies

Are you willing to give a small sample of blood? Do you want to be part of a pool of participants supporting studies in to a range of medical conditions? In the UK around 20 million people are said to be living with a chronic disease such as diabetes or heart disease. Living with a chronic disease has a major impact on a person’s quality of life and on their family.

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Take part in UCL research into student digital experience and earn up to £115

UCL's Digital Presence team are working with Precedent, a digital agency, to carry out research into the digital experience of UCL students. We'd like to recruit students from across UCL to take part in online activities, focus groups or interviews to help us understand how you use our online tools and services. 

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7 of UCL’s best throwback photographs

With its foundation dating all the way back to 1826, it’s no surprise that UCL has an impressive catalogue of imagery covering the past 190 years. We’ve compiled just a few of the best that tell a small part of UCL’s story.

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Seven questions with Andrea Smith

This week, meet Andrea Smith, a PhD student based in the UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre, who is part of the Gemini study - the biggest study of the genetic and environmental effects on appetite and growth ever to be undertaken. Andrea recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme discussing her research examining why fussy eating in toddlers is partly down to genetics.

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£1m investment to maintain inspiring learning spaces

UCL Library Services and UCL Estates are delighted to announce, that we will be investing £1 million this academic year, to develop new learning spaces and enhance existing ones as part of our commitment to putting our users’ experience first.

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Provost’s Perspective: Rising to the challenge of sustainability

Sustainable development is one of the major global themes of the 21st century and one that challenges our economic model of growth and development, the way in which our society functions and our custodianship of the Earth’s resources. 

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Seven questions with Rakat Zhaksybay

This week, meet Rakat Zhaksybay a postgraduate student from Kazakhstan who is studying for an MSc Strategic Management of Projects at UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment.

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The mystery of laughter: why do we laugh?

Researchers from the Speech Communication Laboratory based in UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience want to clear up the mystery of why humans laugh. To that end, they are developing a questionnaire on individual differences in laughter production and perception.

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UCL Careers launches Your Future survey

UCL wants to make sure your careers support is appropriate and happens at the right time for you. Your Future survey launched this week and aims to understand the approach you take to preparing for your future career.

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Participate in a study on visual perception in twins

We are looking for adult twins to participate in an fMRI study investigating factors underlying visual perception and cortical architecture. We are recruiting both male and female twins, identical and non-identical, from London and surrounding areas.

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Could you be Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Entrepreneur 2017?

Have you ever walked around the city thinking of ways that London could be less wasteful? Want to make London greener and more sustainable? Are you brimming with ideas of how to do this?

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UCLU launches the Heads Up mental health campaign

Last night the North Cloisters played host to the inaugural event of the Heads Up campaign. Heads Up, a flagship campaign for UCLU, has two main focuses for students this year, to raise awareness of mental health issues and destigmatise mental health on campus.

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Seven questions with Suzanna Cooper

This week we put seven questions to Suzanna Cooper, who is in her fourth year studying French in the UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society.

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Child participants needed for emotion recognition study

In a joint study, UCL Institute of Child Health and the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, are examining how an intervention designed to improve emotion recognition can help children with Autism Spectrum Condition.

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