UCL in the media
Laws meant to protect EU workers’ right to free speech are used weakly by courts, says Professor Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL Laws), commenting on a recent corporate trend of staff losing their jobs over political comments made inside and outside the office.
Facebook is using an army of bad behaviour bots to simulate how people behave in its platforms and learn more about our susceptibility to scammers, says Professor Mark Harman (UCL Computer Science).
Independent SAGE member Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) questions whether replacing SAGE with the Joint Biosecurity Centre to advise the UK Government on Covid-19 is wise as it is separate from the UK public health infrastructure.
Dr Alice Bradbury (UCL Institute of Education) and her colleagues from Brunel University share their analysis of four nursery schools in the UK, and find that nursery schools play an essential role in local communities, particularly in supporting children from poorer backgrounds.
Professor Norbert Pachler (UCL Institute of Education) and his colleague Keith Turvey from Brighton University explain their research which finds that teachers are not only undervalued by UK Government policies but also need support using digital technology in the classroom.
“Tackling sexual misconduct in universities isn't optional – it's essential. As a university leader, I’ve come to understand how widespread sexual misconduct on campus is – and why change is urgent” writes (UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur).
People over 55 who live alone are 30% more likely to develop dementia than those who live with others, according to a new study led by Dr Roopal Desai and Dr Georgina Charlesworth (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).
Dr Ben Clifford (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) criticises support for legislation which would allow contractors to redevelop empty shops into houses without full planning permission, as many of the resulting homes are not good spaces to live in.
Professor Lucie Green (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) and STEM Learning UK are hosting challenges to encourage more young people to take an interest in science. She said the projects are “an ideal way to inspire the next generation of scientists."