News from UoL Member Institutions

21 Nov, 2017
  • The British Academy has appointed Caroline Knowles, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London Programme Director of the Academy’s Cities and Infrastructure ...
21 Nov, 2017
  • Sex robots are all over the news but is the technology as advanced as some suggest or could the real sex tech revolution look very ...
21 Nov, 2017
  • Dr Julie Wheelwright provided new insights into the life of the famous femme fatale at a City symposiumDr Julie Wheelwright provided new insights into the life of the famous femme fatale at a City ...
21 Nov, 2017
  • A new simple test that helps predicts which people with type 2 diabetes will benefit most from weight loss surgery has been developed by a UCL-led ...
21 Nov, 2017
  • Men are significantly less likely to seek counselling for mental health problems. The Birkbeck Student Counselling Outreach Project aims to change ...
21 Nov, 2017
  • The Dutch MP leading the worldwide campaign against Donald Trump’s funding ban on abortion advice revealed at the UCL Lancet lecture last night that it has so far raised $300m including up to $100m ...
21 Nov, 2017
  • The 30th Climb of Life annual fundraiser has celebrated a landmark year – with an amazing total of over £900,000 raised for the ICR over the lifetime of the ...
21 Nov, 2017
  • @media all and (max-width: 767px) { .media_contacts { font-size: 1rem!important; } .media_contacts a { font-size: 1rem!important; } } Three senior business executives are ...
20 Nov, 2017
  • Masterclasses delivered by academics from Goldsmiths, University of London will help nurture creative and digital firms as part of a £2million project to support SMEs in the ...
20 Nov, 2017
  • Birkbeck Enterprise Pathways invited founder and CEO of EdAid, Tom Woolf, to speak to students for its inaugural ‘Audience With’ ...
20 Nov, 2017
  • Researchers at the ICR are known around the world for their success in improving treatments for men with prostate cancer. Henry French gives an overview of some of our more recent ...
20 Nov, 2017
  • Three-year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and involves City's Dr Trudi EdgintonThree-year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and ...
20 Nov, 2017
  • Two new short courses, run in partnership with the Charterhouse and the London Metropolitan Archives, offer deep insight into London’s history and the forces which have shaped the ...
20 Nov, 2017
  • Young people today are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices with opposite-sex partners compared to 20 years ago, according to new analysis by UCL and the London School of Hygiene ...
17 Nov, 2017
  • Naomi Thompson, a Lecturer from the Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies (STaCS) at Goldsmiths, University of London, has won a Women of the Future ...
17 Nov, 2017
  • A new UCL study surveyed who uses food banks in London, and for what ...
17 Nov, 2017
  • The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology has selected Željka Oparnica for the newly established Margery Boughton Studentship, funded by a generous legacy donation from its namesake's late ...
17 Nov, 2017
  • Hundreds of graduates celebrated with their families during six formal events at Autumn Graduation Week ...
17 Nov, 2017
  • LBS academic joins UN Women National Committee UK, which champions gender equality  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to ...
16 Nov, 2017
  • Major event, organised by The Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, considers Is this World changing?Major event, organised by The Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and ...
16 Nov, 2017
  • Health and social care spending cuts since 2010 are linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England, with the over 60s and care home residents most affected, finds new UCL ...
16 Nov, 2017
  • The Institute of Cancer Research, London, welcomes the approval by NICE of a new type of treatment for women with previously untreatable advanced breast ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves, finds a new study led by UCL ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • City Short Courses, part of City, University of London, worked with London digital agency MintTwist to create a study analysing the digital skills gap.City Short Courses, part of City, University of ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • “Curses!”, a new month-long installation by design agency Bompas & Parr and the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology exploring ancient rights, superstitions and science, opens this ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • A study, involving City researchers, published in Royal Society’s Open Science Journal represents a first step towards a better understanding and modelling of the cryptocurrency market.A study, ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Greg Keen is an alumnus of The Novel Studio course at City, University of London. He completed his debut novel between stints working as a pitch consultant and a media trainer, all based in Soho. ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Human rights and criminal justice solicitor, Anna Mazzola, studied English Literature at City and has always loved reading.Human rights and criminal justice solicitor, Anna Mazzola, studied English ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • The inaugural City Writes event was held on 29th March 2016. Along with author of Owl Song at Dawn, Emma Claire Sweeney, four writers, alumni and students from City’s creative writing short ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Before embarking on a novel writing course at City, University of London, Steve Young worked as a freelance comedian and theatre director, “I toured the UK performing, and directed several ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • “Every solution to a problem is the seed for a commercial idea”, Dr Ogunjimi explains, “The question is whether there is enough need for that solution - and how to supply it in a format that people want”.“Every solution to a problem is the seed for a commercial idea”, Dr Ogunjimi explains, “The question is whether there is enough need for that solution - and how to supply it in a format that people want”.
15 Nov, 2017
  • We are delighted to announce the winners of our inaugural City Novel Studio Competition 2014.We are delighted to announce the winners of our inaugural City Novel Studio Competition ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Emma and I have been fellow tutors on City’s Novel Studio programme for the past three years, but, as many of our current students and alumni know, our friendship goes back much further.Emma ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • We are delighted to announce the winners of 2017’s City Novel Studio Competition.We are delighted to announce the winners of 2017’s City Novel Studio ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Legal English for Italian lawyers is an annual event that sees lawyers practising in Italy get to grips with the English legal system.Legal English for Italian lawyers is an annual event that sees ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Last month, as part of Inside Out Festival, City short courses hosted an evening dedicated to all things authorpreneur.Last month, as part of Inside Out Festival, City short courses hosted an evening ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Since the publication of my first novel, On Blackberry Hill, this past summer, many people have asked me: How long did it take to write? I find this seemingly simple question hard to answer. Maybe ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • It’s often a challenge to move writing out of the silent room and into the shared space of publication and readership. The Novel Studio’s Working with Writing event was all about helping ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Lucie Langevin. I am a Marketing Executive with an award-winning Italian villa rental company, based in London.My name is Lucie Langevin. I am a Marketing Executive with an award-winning ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Peter Sweeney. I work in an IT division of a bank.My name is Peter Sweeney. I work in an IT division of a ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • An employee engagement advisor and content writer Rebecca Griffiths has been writing for many years both for fun and to market her freelance services. She has tried her hand at blogs and online ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Follow these tips, and you will be surprised at the results!Follow these tips, and you will be surprised at the ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Catherine Anderson. I’m Head of Communications at the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).My name is Catherine Anderson. I’m Head of Communications at the British Board ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Rav Roopra. I am Founder of Stubble and Strife, an expert retailer of shave, beard, moustache and skincare products.My name is Rav Roopra. I am Founder of Stubble and Strife, an expert ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Ed Woodcock and I’m a 39 year old Strategy Director at a brand and advertising agency called Aesop.My name is Ed Woodcock and I’m a 39 ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • From Brooklyn to Wolf Hall, historical fiction is enjoying a boom moment.From Brooklyn to Wolf Hall, historical fiction is enjoying a boom ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Having written screenplays, non-fiction and retellings of traditional tales and myths, Shah Husain was already an accomplished writer prior to embarking on The Novel Studio, but wanted to turn her ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Business writing skills have never been more in demand.Business writing skills have never been more in ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Want to make money from your writing? Follow publishing consultant Heather O’Connell’s top tips for becoming an authorpreneur…Want to make money from your writing? Follow ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • On 4th July, City Short Courses hosted The Novel Studio end-of-year student showcase.On 4th July, City Short Courses hosted The Novel Studio end-of-year student ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Richard Firth. I am a lecturer, writer and consultant on derivatives. In the past I held positions of Senior Consultant at Linklaters LLP, Hong Kong and Director-Legal at Barclays ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Last month short courses took part in a panel event on marketing your book online as part of 2014's Inside Out Festival. Novel Studio Course Director Emily Pedder chaired a lively panel discussion to ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Just after Christmas 2013 I discovered that someone had designated the shortest day of the year (21st December) as Short Story Day. As a publisher and writer of short fiction I was annoyed to have ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Dr Jason Sender. I am an IT contractor specialising in Oracle Policy Automation (OPA) software.My name is Dr Jason Sender. I am an IT contractor specialising in Oracle Policy Automation ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Abena. It is a West African name that Akan people give to a girl born on a Tuesday. I am currently working as a marketing and events volunteer for an employment charity.My name is Abena. ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • We are delighted to announce the winners of 2015’s City Novel Studio Competition.We are delighted to announce the winners of 2015’s City Novel Studio ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Taro Takeuchi and I run my own business.My name is Taro Takeuchi and I run my own ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Patricia Edonya. I am a project manager for Team Nigeria UK, a football academy for talented young Nigerian players.My name is Patricia Edonya. I am a project manager for Team Nigeria UK, ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • “I had to write my story, this was the story I wanted to tell.”“I had to write my story, this was the story I wanted to tell.”
15 Nov, 2017
  • City’s Novel Studio Showcase is the hottest ticket on the literary calendar and this year’s event more than lived up to its reputation.City’s Novel Studio Showcase is the hottest ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • I love to hear from Novel Studio students that our conversations have spilled from the classroom into chats over coffee in the campus café, or glasses of wine at The Peasant. It was just these kinds ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Natasha Cohen and I’m a copywriter at Ocado, the online supermarket. I undertook two years of Chinese Mandarin classes at City, University of London and am currently continuing with ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • I’d had a passion for translation since studying French and Spanish at Leeds University between 1999 and 2003, and after graduation I volunteered as a translator for the Institute of Race ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is David Larsson. I took Chinese Mandarin Beginner and Intermediate short courses at City, University of London.My name is David Larsson. I took Chinese Mandarin Beginner and Intermediate ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • New writers are often told they need to define their novel’s genre to attract an agent. But what happens when your novel crosses genres? How does a writer handle this? And does it help or ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Lukasz Buczynski came to Britain to learn English so that he could further his career back in Poland. But after living and working in London, and meeting his fiancée, Lukasz decided to embark on a ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Papiya Chatterjee. I am a policy analyst for a membership organisation.My name is Papiya Chatterjee. I am a policy analyst for a membership ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Tara Benjamin-Morgan. I am freelance artist and art tutor.My name is Tara Benjamin-Morgan. I am freelance artist and art ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Set up to showcase the wonderful creative writing talent coming from City’s Short Creative Writing courses, City Writes held its second event on the balmy evening of the 12th July to an ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Gwen Rivet. I am media planner and buyer for a global media consultancy and advisory service. My employer is based in the City of London.My name is Gwen Rivet. I am media planner and buyer ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Kamila Zahno and I recently retired from a very active life as a freelance public and voluntary sector consultant.My name is Kamila Zahno and I recently retired from a very active life as ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • City Writes: readings from the writers of City’s Short CoursesCity Writes: readings from the writers of City’s Short ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • We are delighted to announce the winners of 2016’s City Novel Studio Competition.We are delighted to announce the winners of 2016’s City Novel Studio ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Luiza Sauma's first novel, Flesh and Bone and Water, will be published by Viking/Penguin in February 2017. For more, take a look at Luiza's website.Luiza Sauma's first novel, Flesh and Bone and ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • In an exciting collaboration with Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014 and The National Portrait Gallery, City, University of London’s short courses lecturer and acclaimed writer, Emily ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Gemma Holdway. I am a writer.My name is Gemma Holdway. I am a ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • By Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, Course Director, The Novel StudioBy Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, Course Director, The Novel ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Is there a better life than one of travel journalist?Is there a better life than one of travel ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Norman Hansen. I am currently working for Public Health England. My professional interest is in programming agent-based models.My name is Norman Hansen. I am currently working for Public ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Amos Mathias was working as a System Analyst at the College of Education in Zing, Nigeria, but to further his career he embarked on the Web Authoring short course at City, University of London:Amos ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Tom Sanderson, a Novel Studio student and Service Manager at the Department of Learning Development, City,  University of London, is fulfilling his childhood dream and writing his first ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • The Novel Studio’s End of Year show is a hotly anticipated event.The Novel Studio’s End of Year show is a hotly anticipated ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • City, University of London hosted the CPD Forum Conference ‘Professional Best Practice: Past, Present and Future’ on 20th June, in partnership with Central Saint Martins, King’s ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • My name is Justine Solomons and I’m the founder of Byte the Book, a digital publishing network. Prior to setting up Byte, I ran the sales and marketing team for a bespoke software development ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Brenna Boyle was working as a wildlife ranger in the Scottish Highlands before attending the Starting up in Business course at City, University of London. Brenna’s ambition was to make a ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • “I guess it is more of a compulsion than anything else – I feel incomplete without my writing.”“I guess it is more of a compulsion than anything else – I feel incomplete without my writing.”
15 Nov, 2017
  • Authors, especially women, still face criticism by the literary elite if their novels take place mainly within the home rather than engaging with politics. So, when I was asked to speak about ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Melissa Bailey, our Towards Publication alumna (now Writers’ Workshop), saw her first book The Medici Mirror published on 24th October 2013 by Random House (Arrow).Melissa Bailey, our Towards ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • The risk of developing dementia is around 3.5 times higher in frail older adults than in their non-frail peers, according to a new study from ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • A novel presented like an illuminated manuscript for the digital age has won the Goldsmiths Prize ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Barry Corbett has been awarded the 2017 prize from the Worshipful Company of International Bankers.Barry Corbett has been awarded the 2017 prize from the Worshipful Company of International ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Last month’s mass shooting in Las Vegas inevitably resulted in a wide range of coverage across multiple news ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Gergely Raccuja, the UCL graduate who won the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize with his road-charging scheme, returned to UCL for a celebratory lecture and ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Professor David Latchman appeared before Economic Affairs Committee to discuss the finances of the HE ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • Freek Vermeulen explains how companies can be more innovative in his new bookAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • The challenging business landscape is forcing boards to be more self-critical AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to ...
15 Nov, 2017
  • School’s thought leaders recognised as some of the world’s top management experts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to ...
14 Nov, 2017
  • The scheme is aimed at students beginning training at a recognised UK institution with the intention of taking up an optical professionThe scheme is aimed at students beginning training at a ...
14 Nov, 2017
  • The Master's Medal is directed specifically at those making their initial 'first author' published contribution to the advancement of optometry or physiological opticsThe Master's Medal is directed ...
14 Nov, 2017
  • The Solicitor General showed keen interest in the significant contribution made by City Law School students to members of the public for whom legal aid is unavailable.The Solicitor General showed ...