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23 June 2017: Measuring underground water reserves in Bengal

Dr William Burgess (UCL Earth Sciences) discusses new UCL research which has identified a way to measure accurately and at high resolution water balances in the Bengal Basin. Listen: BBC World Service 'Science in Action' (from 14 mins 54 secs) More...

23 June 2017: Eugene Onegin: The Shakespeare of Russian literature

Professor Simon Dixon (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies) discusses Alexander Pushkin's verse novel, the story of Eugene Onegin, widely regarded as his masterpiece. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'In Our Time' (from 21 mins 33 secs) More...

23 June 2017: Universities ‘must link with other sectors’ in Brexit lobbying

Professor Graham Reid (UCL Chair of Science & Research Policy) says there is no need for universities to ask for special exemption during Brexit negotiations, as other sectors share many of the same concerns. Read: Times Higher Education More...

23 June 2017: Academies have failed as ‘battering ram for high standards’

Professor Becky Francis (UCL Institute of Education) says that while some academy trusts have achieved “outstanding successes”, the overall programme has so far failed to realise its potential. Read: TES More...

23 June 2017: New findings in study for rare bone cancer

Professor Adrienne Flanagan (UCL Cancer Institute) says that by sequencing the whole genome of the tumours, they have unpicked the mechanism behind osteosarcoma for the first time. Read: Express More...

23 June 2017: Fall in HIV among gay men could spell end for Britain's epidemic, say experts

Dr Sheena McCormack (UCL MRC Clinical Trials Unit) who coordinated the Proud study in 2014, says the drop in new diagnoses correlates with their findings which showed an 86% fall in new infections among those taking the drug, pre-exposure prophylaxis. Read: The Guardian More...

23 June 2017: Authenticity key to landing a new job

A new study, co-authored by Dr SunYoung Lee (UCL School of Management) found that high-quality candidates who strive to present themselves accurately during the interview process significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a job offer. Read: Daily Mail, More: The Telegraph, i News, UCL News More...

22 June 2017: Heritage and preservation

Dr Haidy Geismar (UCL Anthropology) talks about the perspectives that helped her in writing her book, which elucidates the indigenous interventions in cultural and intellectual property. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ (from 14 mins 27 secs) More...

22 June 2017: Less privileged teenagers more likely to give up on university ambitions

A new report, authored by Dr Jake Anders (UCL Institute of Education), finds that early intervention to maintain and raise expectations could increase the number of teenagers from less privileged backgrounds entering higher education. Read: TES, More: Schools Week, UCL News More...

22 June 2017: Vaccination programme must not be allowed to become a victim of its own success

Professor Helen Bedford (UCL Institute of Child Health) emphasises the importance of herd immunity, highlighting that as soon as we stop vaccinating, diseases come back. Read: Daily Mail More...

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