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Participants sought for study on body image, gender roles and social media

The thin body ideal is a culturally-specific construct of beauty that is increasingly circulating around the world. This UCL dissertation project will investigate the impact of institutions like family, peers, and the media on undergraduate women in the UK and in Bhutan through surveys, interviews, and digital ethnography. 

Published: Jun 13, 2018 10:13:56 AM

Paid study exploring multisensory brain plasticity

Participants are needed to take part in a study investigating whether participants can be trained to “hear” speech sounds that are presented through an electrode array placed on the tongue (making use of the somatosensory system) while simultaneously seeing a talker producing that speech (making use of the visual system). 

Published: Jun 7, 2018 11:46:04 AM

Why I haven't planned anything after university (yet)

It's a question everyone keeps asking me: what are your plans after university? I'm partly to blame – friends and acquaintances know me for being that person who's always doing something, so you’d expect me to have made a full plan for the summer and beyond, right?

Published: Jun 6, 2018 12:23:31 PM

How to give a (good enough) presentation

Whether or not you’re willing to admit it, we all have that secret, deeply psychologically suppressed dream of giving a TED talk that leaves audiences speechless. However, when it comes to giving an end-of-year presentation on a project that barely went well (to say the least), or if you’re generally more of a stage-shy person, giving that all-inspiring talk can seem pretty much impossible. 

Published: Jun 6, 2018 9:45:37 AM

Seven questions with Becky Jones

This week we meet PhD student Becky Jones who is researching the role of calcium signalling in cell migration. Becky is also involved with UCL Project Active which offers a wide range of beginner friendly activities to get you moving and enjoying an active lifestyle without breaking the bank.

Published: Jun 5, 2018 12:47:05 PM

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