UCL in the media
The voices of looked-after children and young people are missing from their social care records and the experience of accessing social care records later in life can be dehumanising, according to new research led by Professor Elizabeth Shepherd (UCL Information Studies).
Arthur Kay, the UCL graduate whose company bio-bean turns used coffee grounds into clean energy, is included in a profile of London’s tech entrepreneurs. His story has been shortlisted as part of the #MadeAtUCL project.
People living in poor neighbourhoods face a higher risk of ill health and an early death, according to a new review by Dr Stephen Jivraj (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care) of over 50 longitudinal studies on health and living in deprived areas.
Dr Samir Nuseibeh (UCL Biochemical Engineering) argues that the UK government could improve its negotiating position with the pharmaceutical industry by investing in facilities to manufacture a new class of “biological” drugs which are difficult to produce.
A Google Doodle pays tribute to Scottish chemist Professor Sir William Ramsay (UCL Chemistry), who as Chair of Inorganic Chemistry discovered the “noble” or inert gases, winning the Nobel Prize and reshaping the periodic table.
Recent UCL student Amarie Cassidy is congratulated by Stormzy for her first-class Arts & Sciences degree after she tweeted about her dissertation and thanked him for helping to inspire it. The dissertation challenged negative stereotypes of black male identity in British hip-hop.
Martyn Carter (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) takes viewers through the process of 3D printing from the B-made 3D printing service at UCL and explains how 3D printing has become suddenly so accessible.
Visiting Professor Paul Ormerod (UCL Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty) describes how 2 million people pledged online to gather outside Area 51, a military base in Nevada, but only 200 turned up – reflecting the difference between stated and revealed preference.
Professor Andrew Hayward (UCL Epidemiology & Health Care) says the unprecedented rise in homeless deaths in the UK is a “public health emergency” and represents a “failure to protect the most vulnerable”, especially as many of the deaths are from treatable conditions.