UCL in the media
In an op-ed, Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) explains why the focus on the word 'genocide' skews our responses to other acts of mass atrocity.
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.
Female friendships have a poor reputation due to misunderstandings about their exclusivity and behaviours that arise from it being challenged, but adults can help girls relax into their friendships says Professor Jess Deighton (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).
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.
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).
A major public consultation to get a wide range of views on the prospect of an Irish border poll has been launched today by a working group established by UCL’s Constitution Unit and led by Dr Alan Renwick (UCL Constitution Unit).