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Chris Husbands named new Sheffield Hallam vice-chancellor

Professor Chris Husbands (UCL Institute of Education) has been announced as the new vice-chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University and will take up the position in January 2016. Read: THE (£), More: UCL News

House of Lords reform

Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) comments on the next steps for House of Lords reform in light of Lord Sewel's resignation from the House of Lords after drug claims. Listen: BBC Radio Scotland ‘Good Morning Scotland’ (from 2 hours 10 mins), More: BBC Radio 5 live ‘5 live Daily' (from 54 mins 18 secs)

Less lighting has no impact on crime or collisions

A report co-authored by Professor Shane Johnson (UCL Security & Crime Science) has found that reduced street lighting at night does not lead to an increase in crime or car crashes. Read: BBC News, More: Guardian, Daily Mail, Sky News, ITV News, Shropshire Star, UCL News

‘Immature’ male students forced to repeat a year

Vivian Hill (UCL Institute of Education) comments on figures suggesting male students at British universities are up to three times more likely to have to repeat a year than their female peers. Read: The Times

Universities say no to new ranking

William Locke (UCL Institute of Education) says it is essential that any attempt to measure learning gain should record “distance travelled rather than simply what students come out with in terms of degree qualifications or jobs”. Read: Guardian

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