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High Speed Two (HS2) and UCL: an update

High Speed Two (HS2) is the proposed new rail link between London (Euston) and Birmingham (with later phases planned to extend the link to Manchester and Leeds). Royal assent for HS2 was enacted in early 2017 and, as a result, we can expect major works to commence around London Euston in the next 12 months. 

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Spotlight on Kimberly Cornfield and Dr Effie Konstantinou

This week the spotlight is on Kimberly Cornfield, Head of Proposal Management in the UCL European Research and Innovation Office, and Dr Effie Konstantinou, Programme Leader of the MSc in Strategic Management of Projects, an executive development programme.

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Final second term issues of the Week@UCL and myUCL

The final second term issue of The Week@UCL – UCL’s all-staff e-newsletter – will be sent out on Thursday 6 April. Following the Easter break, the newsletter will return on Thursday 27 April.

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Spotlight on John Bilton

This week the spotlight is on John Bilton, a third year UCL Archaeology student currently completing work experience with the UCL Media Relations team. 

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UCL Easter closure 2017

UCL will be closed to all non-UCL staff and students for Easter from 5:30pm on Wednesday 12 April to 7am on Thursday 20 April.

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2017 Graduation Ceremonies: information for staff

The 2017 Graduation Ceremonies will be taking place from 4–6 July and 29–30 August at the Royal Festival Hall, and from 31 August–8 September in a bespoke structure in Russell Square. 

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Incident in Westminster: UCL security advice for staff and students

No UCL staff or students were involved in yesterday’s attack on Westminster. However, the attacks have resulted in an increased focus on security in central London, and staff and students are asked to note the following practical advice from UCL Security.

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Spotlight on Jordan Rowe

This week the spotlight is on Jordan Rowe, Centre Manager of the UCL Urban Laboratory.

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Making the move to Research Connect

If you currently use Research Professional to search for research funding opportunities, please note that UCL’s subscription to the software will end on 27 March, and we will be moving to a new system, Research Connect. It has a more intuitive search and user-friendly interface designed to make it simpler to search for funding opportunities, as well as bringing you research and higher education policy news.

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Vice-Provost's View: More global engagement

Since my last VP View, four months ago, Brexit has stayed on my list of preoccupations, now joined by the new US President’s executive orders restricting immigration from a number of countries.

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Spotlight on Tan Sapsaman


This week the spotlight is on Tan Sapsaman, Global Citizenship Programme Administrator in the UCL Office of the Vice-Provost (Education & Student Affairs).

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Provost’s View: How UCL engages with government and parliament

The UK faces its greatest public policy challenge for decades as a consequence of our forthcoming exit from the European Union and its likely aftermath. At such times, we would all hope that policy decisions are being made following careful consideration of high-quality evidence and relevant expertise.

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