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Provost’s View: 100 glorious years of SSEES

On 14 January, I attended a reception to launch the centenary year of the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies, more commonly known by its acronym, SSEES. SSEES joined the UCL community in August 1999, before which it was an independent School within the University of London. More...

Published: Feb 19, 2015 10:44:54 AM


Vice-Provost’s View: Professor Chris Husbands on education policy in the run-up to the General Election

This is my first opportunity to write a ‘view’ piece for The Week@UCL, which makes this the first ‘view’ from the UCL Institute of Education. The merger of IOE and UCL offers, so those of us who have worked on it have planned, a real opportunity for innovation and development across the whole of UCL’s agenda.  More...

Published: Feb 12, 2015 1:16:47 PM

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Provost's View: Transforming UCL - changes on the UCL campus in 2015

Earlier this month, I attended two separate events to celebrate improvements to UCL's estate that have enhanced the experience of thousands of our students. The first of these was to celebrate the implementation of Wi-Fi in some 4,000 student rooms at our residences in record time. The second cause for celebration was the formal opening of the Cruciform Hub. This new facility is absolutely world-class and the whole development, based on exhaustive consultation with students undertaken by Library Services, has been done in a way that is consistent with the historic nature of the building. More...

Published: Feb 5, 2015 12:16:28 PM

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Provost’s Long View: UCL Arena, Connected Curriculum and advancing research-based education

In recent weeks I have, not surprisingly, written much about our outstanding research success and the results of REF 2014 – an achievement that continues to resonate around the sector, both in the UK and internationally. More...

Published: Jan 29, 2015 1:14:24 PM

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