Provost’s Long View: shaping the future of UCL in a challenging environment
Publication date: 27 March 2014
As you will probably know by now, we are in the process of consulting with all staff on the direction that UCL is going to take over the next 20 years. The resulting strategy, UCL 2034, will enable us to build on our outstanding position as a research and innovation powerhouse and concentrate further our efforts on improving our student experience and enhancing our education agenda.
Vice-Provost's View: UCL 2034 - the opportunities for education and scholarship
Publication date: 20 March 2014
As we consider our strategy for the next 20 years, I want to
reflect on the opportunities for education and scholarship it offers.
A principal theme of the draft UCL 2034 strategy is the university becoming “a global leader in the integration of research and education” and underpinning that by offering an outstanding student experience.
Provost's View: Have your say on UCL’s direction over the next 20 years
Publication date: 13 March 2014
One of the most refreshing things about UCL is how eager staff are to be involved in shaping the future of this great institution. Certainly, harnessing your ideas and energy will be key to the success of UCL 2034, the new 20-year strategy that will underpin our decisions and activities across the university.
Provost’s View: UCL’s lifelong community in China and Hong Kong
Publication date: 6 March 2014
Provost’s Long View: UCL staff survey results
Publication date: 26 February 2014
All the achievements of this great university are driven by the quality and commitment of our staff. Our excellence in teaching, research and innovation depends on the efforts of people working at all levels; and our continued success will only come through having an engaged community, committed to the values that we stand for, and rewarded appropriately.
Provost's View: Our shared interest in intellectual curiosity
Publication date: 20 February 2014
Provost’s View: UCL and the IOE – a shared future
Publication date: 13 February 2014
One of the great strengths of UCL is our restless spirit, never wanting to stand still. Many of you will be aware that we now have a really substantial opportunity for innovation, following the decisions over the past week or so of the Councils of UCL and the Institute of Education (IOE) to enter into negotiations regarding a move from the existing strategic partnership to a permanent merger.
Provost’s View: The future of philanthropy at UCL
Publication date: 6 February 2014
As you will know from previous Provost’s View pieces, we are currently rewriting UCL’s strategy, which will define our vision and ambition for the coming decades. Before signposting those areas where we can make a purposeful, positive and profound difference, we need to take stock of where we are today. This means understanding where we have come from and how we got here. For UCL, this is, to a significant degree, a story of philanthropy.
Provost's Long View: The National Student Survey, and equality and diversity at UCL
Publication date: 30 January 2014
Before I launch into my main topic for this month’s long view on equality and diversity, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind all staff and students that the National Student Survey (NSS) for 2014 is currently active and that we are keen to achieve a much higher response rate from our final year students than in previous years.
Vice-Provost’s View: The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a catalyst for UCL’s legacy
Publication date: 23 January 2014
Provost's View 16/1/2014: A flying start to 2014
Publication date: 16 January 2014
Provost’s View 19/12/2013: My first 100 days
Publication date: 19 December 2013
UCL President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur reflects on his first 100 days in post.
Provost’s Long View: London’s Global University, Beyond the Second Centenary
Publication date: 12 December 2013
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a wide range of staff and discussing issues and plans for the institution that are close to your hearts. I’d now like to take the opportunity to share with you my overview of how these discrete ambitions fit together to create a university that is greater than the sum of its parts, as expressed in my inaugural lecture to friends and partners on 21 November.
Vice-Provost’s View 5/12/2013: Beyond the Research Excellence Framework
Publication date: 5 December 2013
Provost’s View 28/11/2013: Connecting with the UCL community
Publication date: 28 November 2013
Provost’s View 21/11/2013: The quality of debate
Publication date: 21 November 2013
Academic institutions, in my experience, are renowned for their culture of debate and challenge. Since my arrival at UCL, I have seen ample evidence that we match other institutions for the level of discussion – and often disagreement – about a wide variety of issues; but also that we are distinguished by the quality of debate.
Provost’s View 14/11/2013: Our position in London
Publication date: 14 November 2013
Provost's Long View: What makes a university world class?
Publication date: 7 November 2013
Provost’s View 31/10/2013: Listening to our students and staff
Publication date: 31 October 2013
Provost’s View 24/10/2013: The journey towards defining our ambition
Publication date: 24 October 2013
Provost's View 17/10/2013: Our interdisciplinary culture
Publication date: 17 October 2013
Provost's Long View: My vision for UCL
Publication date: 10 October 2013
Provost’s View 03/10/13: Tackling space issues at UCL
Publication date: 3 October 2013
After only a short time as Provost, it is with apologies that I turn to an early and hopefully premature discussion of my potential demise, but I am fairly certain that if my departure from this earth were to occur sooner rather than later, my tombstone would read; ‘Professor Michael Arthur, President & Provost of UCL (2013–?). He died of space and estates issues’.
Provost’s View 26/09/13: Introducing myself to the UCL community
Publication date: 26 September 2013