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UCL/IOE merger discussions continue

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IOE

Negotiations between UCL and the Institute of Education (IOE) are continuing, following the decisions in February by the councils of the two organisations to commence discussions about a possible merger.

Summer accommodation at UCL

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John Dodgson House

Although UCL residences only accommodate students during the academic year, this number drops to around 1,000 postgraduates each summer.

Spotlight on Alex Green

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Alex Green

This week the spotlight is on Alex Green, Sustainability Stakeholder and Communications Coordinator, UCL Environmental Sustainability.

UCL Parents and Carers Together Network

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UCL Equalities and Diversity is pleased to launch a new network for carers and parents across UCL, the PACT (Parents and Carers Together) Network.

Wendy Appleby appointed as UCL Registrar and Head of Student & Registry Services

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Wendy Appleby

Wendy joins UCL from Queen Mary University of London where she was Secretary to Council and Academic Registrar, a role that included, among other things, supporting the student life cycle from enquiry to award, in addition to delivering governance and compliance functions. 

Support for UCL students over the Easter closure

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As you know, UCL will be closed from 5:30pm Wednesday 16 April until Wednesday 23 April 2014. 

Although UCL is closed over the Easter period, there is plenty of support still available to students. Read on to find out more:

Help UCL to avoid wasting energy this Easter

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Big Easter Switch Off

We all need to work together to create a more sustainable UCL, especially where this helps us to avoid wasting energy and water. Not only is this good for the environment, it also helps us to reduce some of our costs.

Participants wanted for weight management study

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weight management

Would you be interested in telling us about your recent experience of weight management? We are currently recruiting for a research study investigating older adults’ experiences of weight management.

Spotlight on Charlotte Croffie

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Charlotte Croffie

This week the spotlight is on Charlotte Croffie, Head of Organisational Development, UCL Human Resources.

Provost’s Long View: shaping the future of UCL in a challenging environment

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Budget

As you will probably know by now, we are in the process of consulting with all staff on the direction that UCL is going to take over the next 20 years. The resulting strategy, UCL 2034, will enable us to build on our outstanding position as a research and innovation powerhouse and concentrate further our efforts on improving our student experience and enhancing our education agenda.

Reach your 2015 students through Hobsons Connect

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Over 40,000 prospective students have registered their details, and many departments are already using Hobsons Connect to communicate with their enquirers. Hobsons Connect, is a customer relationship management (‘CRM’) system that has significantly improved the interaction between prospective student enquirers and UCL. Content can be tailored to your department and it only takes a short amount of time to create the email.

2015 entry UCL Undergraduate Prospectus now available

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2015 entry UCL Undergraduate Prospectus

UCL Publications and Marketing Services, part of Communications and Marketing, are pleased to announce the publication of the 2015 entry UCL Undergraduate Prospectus in print and on the website.

Latest edition of Brain Food now available

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Brain food

The latest edition of Brain Food, UCL's public events leaflet, has now been distributed to all UCL departments. 

Apply to exhibit in the UCL Octagon Gallery

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We are now launching the fifth competitive call for exhibition proposals for the UCL Octagon gallery. This is an opportunity to show off your current research.

BMESO brings BME networking event to UCL

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In collaboration with Ebony Inspired, Shanell Johnson, UCLU Black and Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer (BMESO) is proud to present UCL’s first Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) networking event on Monday, 31 March, 2014.

Vice-warden appointments for UCL student residences 2014–15

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Applications are now open for vice-wardens in UCL Halls of Residence in 2014–15. 

As part of the management of its Halls of Residences, UCL employs small teams of vice-wardens on a voluntary basis to work in each hall. 

Spotlight on Shak Chowdhury

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Shak Chowdhury

This week the spotlight is on Shak Chowdhury, Employer & Alumni Engagement Manager, UCL Management Science & Innovation (MSI). 

UCL Talent Bank now registering students to be shortlisted for roles

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UCL Talent Bank is a new fast-tracking employment service that connects UCL students and graduates to a broad range of employers, including UCL alumni. 

Provost's Teaching Awards 2014: new categories, criteria and change to nomination process

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Now in its 8th Year the prestigious UCL Provost's Teaching Awards celebrate and reward staff for significant contributions in any aspect of teaching and learning: lecturing, course design, assessment, tutoring, e-learning, research supervision, object based learning, lab practicals or demonstrations etc.

The National Student Survey: how you can help

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National Student Survey logo

The 2014 National Student Survey (NSS) has now been running for almost 2 months, and concludes on 30 April. There is an imperative to encourage eligible students to complete the survey before term ends and their minds turn to revision for their examinations.

Vice-Provost's View: UCL 2034 - the opportunities for education and scholarship

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Students

As we consider our strategy for the next 20 years, I want to reflect on the opportunities for education and scholarship it offers.

A principal theme of the draft UCL 2034 strategy is the university becoming “a global leader in the integration of research and education” and underpinning that by offering an outstanding student experience.

UCLU and CALT to explore BME student experience

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As you may know, UCLU’s full-time Black and Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer (BMESO) is a first for a UK university.

The role is to support students who self-define as being Black or from an Ethnic Minority (BME). This includes international students and students who have origins in Africa, Asia, Arab countries or the Caribbean.

Delivering Desktop@UCL applications for teaching in 2014 – 15

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ISD

Information Services Division need to know now if you have a requirement for additional software to be installed on the student desktop computers ready for teaching during any of the sessions of 2014 – 15.

Apply to use the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre

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Bloomsbury theatre

Each year, the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre is made available to UCL departments for three weeks. We are looking for innovative proposals for usage which

Spotlight on Professor Thilo Rehren

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Thilo Rehren

This week the spotlight is on Professor Thilo Rehren, Director, UCL Qatar.

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