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11 things to start your UCL journey

Welcome to UCL, we are delighted that you've decided to study here with us. Starting university, whether you are an undergraduate who is completely new to higher education, or a postgraduate furthering your studies, can be a daunting experience.

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Your feedback is changing UCL

Thanks to your feedback via surveys, focus groups, committees and project teams, we have been able to implement a number of positive changes at UCL with even more on the horizon. In this special student feedback edition of myUCL we reflect on five of the highlights of the last 12 months and why your feedback is so important.

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Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2016 results: 80% student satisfaction rates recorded

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) was launched at UCL for the first time this year. In the inaugural survey, 80% of postgraduate taught students told us they are happy with their experience at UCL, while Teaching and Learning, and Learning Resources and Support Services sections scored the highest for satisfaction.

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Seven questions with Sally Mackenzie

This week meet Sally Mackenzie, Head of Student Engagement, who is based in the Office of the Vice-Provost, Education & Student Affairs. Sally's role is to ensure that students can take an active role in shaping the UCL experience, from giving feedback through a survey or leading a project team to make a change in a department. Sally hails from Lancashire and growing up she had a pet cow, Clara, who made front page news for being ‘The Oldest Cow in Britain’.

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Seven questions with Ayanda Munikwa

This week Ayanda Munikwa a second year Chemical Engineering (MEng) student and football fanatic who hails from Zimbabwe. 

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UCL iGEM team wins $5,000 grant from global Swiss agribusiness

The UCL student team competing in the 2016 International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Synthetic Biology competition has enjoyed another early success as one of only four teams to be awarded a $5,000 grant from global Swiss agribusiness Syngenta AG.

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