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Workshop for staff: the benefits of effective student inductions

On Wednesday 7 September, from 12:30–2.00pm, Student Support and Wellbeing will be running an information session for staff about running effective inductions for students. This session is most relevant for staff responsible for organising departmental inductions.

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The Provost and unions press the government on EU/EEA citizens’ status

On 18 August, UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur and UCL’s campus trade unions and UCLU released a joint statement to the Prime Minister and MPs calling for the government to make a clear, up-front guarantee that all currently resident EU/EEA citizens in the UK will be entitled to continue to stay, study and work in the country following the UK’s exit from the EU.

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Making your department more inclusive

UCL has a diverse community of staff and students that makes UCL a dynamic and innovative place to work and study. There may be occasions where managers need guidance or advice so that they are able to support diverse teams, for example, if a colleague is dealing with mental health issues, trying to balance their work and family life or worried about discussing their sexuality at work.

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Spotlight on Michele Farmer

This week, the spotlight is on Michele Farmer, Disability IT Support Analyst, Client Platform Services, UCL Information Services Division.

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Spotlight on Professor Helen Chatterjee

This week, the spotlight is on Professor Helen Chatterjee, Professor of Biology, UCL Biosciences and Head of Research and Teaching, UCL Public and Cultural Engagement.

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Magna Charta Observatory statement concerning universities in Turkey

As a signatory of the Magna Charta Universitatum, a shared statement of academic freedom and institutional autonomy as a guideline for good governance and self-understanding of universities in the future, UCL would like to express support for the statement of the Magna Charta Observatory regarding the treatment of Turkish universities and academics in the aftermath of the failed coup of July 15 2016.

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Spotlight on Dr Vladimir Smith-Mesa

This week, the spotlight is on Dr Vladimir Smith-Mesa, cataloguer of UCL SSEES Library’s Russian and audio-visual collection.

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Spotlight on Melissa Bradshaw

This week the spotlight is on Melissa Bradshaw, Communications Officer, UCL Communications and Marketing.

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UCL welcomes REF review recommendations

UCL welcomes the recommendations made by Lord Stern’s Independent Review of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today. 

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UCL in top three UK university websites

UCL’s website is in the top three UK university websites in a new ranking by digital industry specialists Bray Leino Yucca.

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Special offer: UCL English pronunciation course

Directed by Dr Geoff Lindsey and delivered by specialist tutors, for many years, UCL’s annual summer course in English phonetics has been attracting international students and teachers for two weeks of enjoyable, intensive work on English pronunciation.

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Reminder of restrictions on the employment of students with a Tier 4 visa

A recent investigation of a London Higher Education employer by United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) found a number of graduate and PhD students had exceeded the maximum hours they were entitled to work stipulated by their Tier 4 visa. One case involved them exceeding the limit by only 15 minutes, yet this resulted in the employer being heavily fined and subject to a rigorous audit of their whole employee and student base.

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Spotlight on... Raman Prinja

This week the spotlight is on Professor Raman Prinja, UCL Physics and Astronomy.

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Spotlight on Laura Hewison

This week the spotlight is on Laura Hewison, Video Producer, UCL Student Recruitment Marketing, UCL Communications and Marketing.

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Guidance for UCL staff: What to do if you see or experience racism or harassment

UCL does not tolerate racism, xenophobia or harassment in the work place or in study. All staff are responsible for ensuring that they behave in an appropriate manner, showing respect for staff, students and others working alongside or engaged with the UCL community. All staff are encouraged to appropriately challenge inappropriate behaviours and raise concerns with managers so these can be dealt with. This note provides you with guidance on what you should do if you experience or witness racism, xenophobia or harassment.

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EU referendum: Implications for employees from EU/EEA countries

Following the UK referendum vote to leave the European Union, UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur earlier this week sent a personalised letter to all employees who are recorded on the UCL HR system as non-UK EU/EEA nationals. 

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UCL European Research & Innovation Office: update and open calls on EU funding

The UCL European Research & Innovation Office would like to reassure all academics that until the UK leaves the EU, the referendum result has no immediate effect on those applying to or participating in Horizon 2020 grants. UK participants can continue to apply, be evaluated and receive funding from, the programme in the normal way.

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