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The Fiona Mclean Quiet Room at UCL

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Fiona Mclean

A quiet room, dedicated to the memory of Fiona McLean who was at the forefront of equalities and diversity issues during her time at UCL, has been opened for all UCL staff. It is located on the ground floor near main reception at 1-19 Torrington Place.

IT service outage

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Around midday on Tuesday 20 November there was a serious failure of UCL’s IT systems. The problem was caused by water leaking into the data centre located in Wolfson House from a fractured pipe elsewhere in the building. The leak caused a critical power switch to fail which resulted in a large number of systems shutting down. 

Participants for UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology research project exploring how we model and experience time

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Does your research relate to how time is modelled, mapped, measured or lived? If so, the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology would like you to get in touch. 

UCL environmental sustainability strategy: have your say

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Over the past six months, the UCL Environmental Sustainability team has been reviewing UCL’s impacts and opportunities for improving UCLs environmental sustainability performance. The review has indicated that there should be five core aims to UCL’s environmental sustainability strategy:

Participants sought for psychology research study 

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Lauren Russouw (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) would like to attract participants for a study into the validity of the Persistence, Perseveration and Perfectionism Questionnaire.

UCL Christmas and New Year mail arrangements

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Quad Birds eye

The latest dates that mail can be accepted into the UCL Post Room for intended delivery to addressees prior to Christmas are:

Declaration of Interests: annual return to be completed by staff

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UCL’s Declaration of Interests policy is in place to ensure that its activities, and those of its staff and students, are, and are seen to be, conducted to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.  Staff are required to make an annual declaration of interests, even if it is a nil return by 31 December 2012.  An undeclared conflict of interest or absence of a return can be a serious issue.

Participants for research study into how people make choices in healthcare and financial situations

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The UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is seeking adults (aged 18 or over) to participate in a research study. The study will explore how people make choices in healthcare and financial situations.

UCL Occupational Health Service: adapting to change

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Whether it is changes in the workplace or a disruption in the family, learning to adapt can happen more quickly with resilience – the ability to bounce back after a major event.

Get a different view of Jeremy Bentham

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Jeremy Bentham

UCL staff will have a rare opportunity to see Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon up close and personal on Thursday 8 November, when UCL Museums staff will take him out of his case for cleaning.

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