News from UoL Member Institutions

21 Oct, 2017
  • Dr Ernesto Priego leads a study examining the potential of comics to enhance dementia care research.Dr Ernesto Priego leads a study examining the potential of comics to enhance dementia care ...
20 Oct, 2017
  • New Computer Science students acquire programming skills to build the foundation for their courses.New Computer Science students acquire programming skills to build the foundation for their ...
20 Oct, 2017
  • Twitter bots posted almost 65,000 messages during a four-week period, with their content showing a “clear slant towards the leave campaign”Twitter bots posted almost 65,000 messages ...
20 Oct, 2017
  • October sees Black History Month marked across the UK with a number of events being held on campus and academic initiatives launched at Goldsmiths, University of London to coincide with the annual ...
20 Oct, 2017
  • She is studying for a BSc Business Computing Systems degree and has completed the 3rd year on the Professional Pathway Scheme.She is studying for a BSc Business Computing Systems degree and has ...
20 Oct, 2017
  • Prestigious honour for Cass Business School academicPrestigious honour for Cass Business School ...
20 Oct, 2017
  • Captain Tilmann Gabriel, Director of City's MSc in Air Transport Management, says 600,000 aircraft pilots will be required in the next twenty years.Captain Tilmann Gabriel, Director of City's MSc in ...
20 Oct, 2017
  • Ruth Rodgers, a midwifery student at City, talks about her involvement in the recent Stillbirth Stories projectRuth Rodgers, a midwifery student at City, talks about her involvement in the recent ...
20 Oct, 2017
  • The decision by the Scottish government to ban smacking has been welcomed by UCL researchers whose report into the damage caused to children by physical punishment played a key part in framing the ...
20 Oct, 2017
  • Stephen Schaefer is honoured for his contribution to Ca’ Foscari University   Stephen Schaefer, Professor of Finance at London Business School, has become an Honorary Fellow of Ca’ Foscari ...
20 Oct, 2017
  • Austria’s new chancellor Sebastian Kurz defeated his older rivals by offering a fresh vision, says LBS expert     Austria’s millennial chancellor Sebastian Kurz – who is ...
19 Oct, 2017
  • UCL’s finance committee has approved the appointment of a highly-rated ethical investment manager to help oversee the university’s endowment funds, which are now worth approximately ...
19 Oct, 2017
  • 20 asylum seekers from troubled places around the world joined Birkbeck at the start of the new academic year thanks to the Compass Project, a ground-breaking initiative that provided fully-funded places for them to study undergraduate or postgraduate certificate courses of their choice.
19 Oct, 2017
  • Goldsmiths, University of London has pledged to support a new ‘Lewisham Deal’ designed to cut poverty across the College’s home borough, one of a number of proposals included in a landmark ...
19 Oct, 2017
  • Report finds that pension liability risk impacts both target and acquirers.Report finds that pension liability risk impacts both target and ...
19 Oct, 2017
  • A new targeted drug has a good safety profile and has led to responses in some patients with particular genetic characteristics in their ...
18 Oct, 2017
  • BBC Research and Development has announced a five-year research partnership with eight UK Universities, including UCL, to unlock the potential of data in the ...
18 Oct, 2017
  • The brain rapidly switches between operational modes in response to tasks and what is replayed can predict how well a task will be completed, according to a new UCL study in ...
18 Oct, 2017
  • Slow internet speeds and the Internet ‘rush hour’ – the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30% – could be history with new hardware designed and demonstrated by UCL researchers that ...
18 Oct, 2017
  • New Science Museum experiment seeks to build on our current understand of the root causes of social anxietyNew Science Museum experiment seeks to build on our current understand of the root causes of ...
18 Oct, 2017
  • Third year actuarial science student Anran Chen scoops awardThird year actuarial science student Anran Chen scoops ...
18 Oct, 2017
  • Dr Lindsey Blumell draws on her research into media coverage of assault claims against powerful menDr Lindsey Blumell draws on her research into media coverage of assault claims against powerful ...
18 Oct, 2017
  • By Professor Mireia Jofre-Bonet and Professor Albert Banal-Estanol, Department of EconomicsBy Professor Mireia Jofre-Bonet and Professor Albert Banal-Estanol, Department of ...
18 Oct, 2017
  • The group will explore the impact of the capital’s Knowledge Quarter on the UKThe group will explore the impact of the capital’s Knowledge Quarter on the ...
18 Oct, 2017
  • David Kerr has been announced as the winner of this year’s Institute of Business Ethics’ (IBE) student essay competition, for his exploration of the ethical questions of tax ...
18 Oct, 2017
  • UCL Engineering has been ranked fourth in the UK and among the top 40 in the world in the latest world league tables by the Times Higher Education ...
18 Oct, 2017
  • UCL has been singled out for key features of its teaching including its focus on student employability, curriculum innovations and humility in an analysis of the recent nationwide assessment of ...
18 Oct, 2017
  • A cutting-edge form of non-invasive imaging technology can track the response of malignant melanoma cells to treatment, researchers have ...
17 Oct, 2017
  • Hundreds of school pupils in England are on track towards fluency in Mandarin Chinese as part of a national language learning initiative which starts its second year this ...
17 Oct, 2017
  • The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new UCL ...
17 Oct, 2017
  • Providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to men who have sex with men who are at high risk of HIV infection (equivalent to less than 5% of men who have sex with men at any point in time) ...
17 Oct, 2017
  • Professor Les Back has been at Goldsmiths, University of London for over 20 years, and his research has investigated everything from racism and anti-racism in football to the sociology of ...
17 Oct, 2017
  • Students from 15 diverse professional sectors choose to study at CassStudents from 15 diverse professional sectors choose to study at ...
17 Oct, 2017
  • Transport links in Sutton, and the potential for science to drive economic growth, were two of the themes of a visit by Government Minister Lord Prior to The London Cancer ...
17 Oct, 2017
  • Hussein Kanji and Ismail Ahmed feature in Business Insider’s ‘100 coolest people in UK tech’ list   Two London Business School (LBS) alumni have been recognised by ...
17 Oct, 2017
  • More Brits are launching their own ventures while working, marking a shift in how people live and work   British society is starting to shift towards the changing work patterns that ...
16 Oct, 2017
  • Professor Bowring is a leading expert in the UK on legal and human rights issues in Russia and the countries of the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern and Central ...
16 Oct, 2017
  • EMBA programme increases position for the third consecutive year.EMBA programme increases position for the third consecutive ...
16 Oct, 2017
  • Light and gravitational waves produced by the same event – a pair of neutron stars exploding – have been detected for the first time by a huge international collaboration involving UCL ...
16 Oct, 2017
  • UCL researchers have developed a quick and simple test to predict which people with early-stage Parkinson’s disease are likely to ...
16 Oct, 2017
  • A third party hate crime reporting centre has been opened at Goldsmiths, University of ...
16 Oct, 2017
  • Cancer cells that survive after treatment may use the body’s own immune system to wake themselves up and fuel their growth, a new study ...
16 Oct, 2017
  • Two creditable positions have been achieved for LBS in the top five of this year’s annual Financial Times Executive MBA ranking.   Now in its 17th year, the FT Executive MBA ranking ...
14 Oct, 2017
  • The immunotherapy nivolumab has today been made available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) for patients with head and neck cancer if the disease progresses within six months of receiving platinum ...
13 Oct, 2017
  • Prize was awarded to Arjan Keuken for research into spatial visionPrize was awarded to Arjan Keuken for research into spatial ...
13 Oct, 2017
  • The 2017 London graduation ceremony live webcast has won a prestigious digital communications ...
12 Oct, 2017
  • Adding insulation to suspended timber ground floors commonly found in homes built before the Second World War can reduce heat-loss by up to 92 per cent, according to research from UCL and the ...
12 Oct, 2017
  • A recent graduate from Goldsmiths, University of London has been awarded the revered ALUMNO/SPACE award for young ...
12 Oct, 2017
  • The Medal of Honour is awarded to laureates of exceptional academic or social distinction, who make a unique contribution to the mutual relationship between faculties and ...
12 Oct, 2017
  • More than 200 alumni and current students met in Dubai for the new Dean’s first Worldwide Alumni Celebration outside London.   François Ortalo-Magné said: “My wife Sondra and I were blown ...
11 Oct, 2017
  • Royal Medal winner Professor Mel Greaves argues that survival traits evolved by the likes of the tardigrade, or water bear, also keep cancer cells ...
11 Oct, 2017
  • Professor Empson's book is the result of more than 20 years of research into professional firms and their leaders.Professor Empson's book is the result of more than 20 years of research into ...
11 Oct, 2017
  • A grant from Research Councils UK will enable Birkbeck to build upon public engagement initiatives in sciences and biomedical related humanities, and extend existing provision to include arts, ...
11 Oct, 2017
  • Report compiled by Cass Business School ranks Diageo as the best UK company for corporate governanceReport compiled by Cass Business School ranks Diageo as the best UK company for corporate ...
11 Oct, 2017
  • A study in the BMJ last week has opened up a debate over the level of evidence needed before a drug is made available to patients. Here, our Science Information and Policy Officer, Dr Sam Dick, takes ...
10 Oct, 2017
  • The Mechanics’ Issue 14 includes stories by award-winning established authors as well as featuring new voices from Birkbeck and ...
10 Oct, 2017
  • People with newly diagnosed high risk myeloma will be treated based on the results of genetic testing as part of a new UK-first clinical ...
10 Oct, 2017
  • Measures are needed to avoid possible long-term negative impacts of such conditions on children’s developmentMeasures are needed to avoid possible long-term negative impacts of such conditions ...
10 Oct, 2017
  • Dr Mauro Laudicella discusses the how the rise in survival rates for acute conditions is driving emergency A&E admissionsDr Mauro Laudicella discusses the how the rise in survival rates for acute ...
10 Oct, 2017
  • A new biocultural training aid launches today, developed with the support of Birkbeck and the British Council. It is part of a project to reconnect indigenous communities with artefacts and botanical ...
10 Oct, 2017
  • Identifying which men with advanced prostate cancer will benefit from targeted treatments could be made easier with a quick and cost-effective test, researchers have ...
9 Oct, 2017
  • Dr Julie Wheelwright is hosting a City symposium marking 100 years since Mata Hari's executionDr Julie Wheelwright is hosting a City symposium marking 100 years since Mata Hari's ...
9 Oct, 2017
  • Study found that 37 per cent of the increase in emergency admissions and their cost can be explained by the success of hospitals in saving the lives of patients with acute life threatening ...
9 Oct, 2017
  • A new partnership will see Goldsmiths, University of London working closely with Kyoto University in Japan to help foster creativity and knowledge sharing between the two ...
9 Oct, 2017
  • Tests developed by Goldsmiths, University of London psychologists will help shape a special series of events exploring music’s unique capacity to be ...
9 Oct, 2017
  • Nasheed Qamar Faruqi's film David Hawkins: A Battle of the Mind was chosen out of hundreds of submissions by the Arts and Humanities Research ...
6 Oct, 2017
  • The state of the immune system in the area around a biliary tract cancer tumour may be a good indicator of whether the cancer is likely to return following surgery, researchers have ...
6 Oct, 2017
  • The Which? University Student Survey 2017 has ranked Goldsmiths, University of London one of the best UK universities for both its creative and political ...
6 Oct, 2017
  • Birkbeck is set to partner in a major new heritage project for ...
5 Oct, 2017
  • A revolutionary form of technology has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Henry French explains how it’s being used in cancer ...
5 Oct, 2017
  • The Tiger in the Smoke by Professor Lynda Nead and The Conversation Piece by Dr Kate Retford will be published this year by Yale University ...
5 Oct, 2017
  • The School lands top- four spot in the business and economics subject ranking     London Business School (LBS) has been ranked fourth out of 200 universities in the 2018 Times Higher ...
4 Oct, 2017
  • Goldsmiths, University of London has launched the first ever MA Queer History this term, and it has proven to be extremely ...
4 Oct, 2017
  • Scaling fast and hiring well are the secrets to the food delivery company’s success   Deliveroo, which won the Best Beats First category in last year’s Real Innovation Awards, has ...
3 Oct, 2017
  •   The 2017 Real Innovation Awards (RIA) People’s Choice winners Real Innovation Awards (RIA) can finally be revealed after weeks of online voting. The winners, chosen from a shortlist of 27 nominees in six categories, are: The Harnessing the Winds of Change AwardVilliger Entsorgungssysteme. Villiger saw the need for more efficient urban waste disposal and was quick to develop fully integrated waste solutions, including underground storage facilities and automated collection trucks. The Alexander Fleming Serendipity Award – for a company that has capitalised on an accidental discovery – Hire Space. The company started out trying to help austerity-hit community halls gain extra income, but soon morphed into the UK’s go-to venue sourcing platform. The George Bernard Shaw Unreasonable Person Award – for an individual who has showed enormous tenacity and stubbornness in pursuing an idea against the odds – Sanjeev Gupta, Liberty House. Building on a bold “green steel” plan, Gupta is revitalising the manufacturing of several metals that appeared doomed. He acquired a large chunk of Tata’s UK steel businesses. The Best Beats First Award – for an organisation that moved fast to dominate an emerging market category – CREATE Fertility. The IVF provider has innovated to maximise the chances of conception through natural techniques that are friendlier to the body, safer and more affordable than traditional methods. The Masters of Reinvention Award – for the company that most successfully reinvented itself in the face of disruption to its business model – CaratLane. The jewellery brand has changed the traditional jewellery business model entirely to offer its products more widely. The If At First You Don't Succeed Award – for an individual or organisation who tried something that didn't work out, but provided the stepping-stone for eventual success – Ritesh Agarwal, OYO. Agarwal originally founded a budget accommodation listings platform, before realising there was a greater demand for curated guest experiences and pivoting its business model to a managed marketplace for standardized hotels under the OYO brand. Our expert judging panel has selected its own category winners from these shortlisted entries: their verdicts will be announced at the RIA ceremony at London Business School (LBS) on 2 November. The People’s Choice vote is a separate process that runs in parallel during the month of September. Innovation is fundamental to long-term success in business, but awards are often skewed in favour of visionary leaders or cool new products. The Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at LBS, in partnership with Management Today, established the RIA in 2016 to celebrate the messy truth of the innovation process and inspire others to innovate. Real innovation is haphazard and often requires luck and a willingness to fail. It needs stubborn, persistent, even slightly irrational people who are prepared to challenge the existing order. And it needs good timing – some great ideas come along before the market is ready for them, while others arrive too late. Congratulations to all six People’s Choice winners! Watch this space to see if the judges agree on which nominees have most impressively demonstrated their powers of innovation.
3 Oct, 2017
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2 Oct, 2017
  • A gene which is overactive in some cases of myeloma has been linked, for the first time, with more aggressive forms of the ...
2 Oct, 2017
  • The MA Race, Media & Social Justice is new for 2017 at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has attracted students from a variety of backgrounds with a huge range of ...
2 Oct, 2017
  • Dr Paul Lashmar will be teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate journalism coursesDr Paul Lashmar will be teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate journalism ...
2 Oct, 2017
  • Professor David Latchman, Master of Birkbeck, offers his personal welcome to new and returning ...
2 Oct, 2017
  • Brain scans reveal the best way to engage consumers is through storytelling.Brain scans reveal the best way to engage consumers is through ...
2 Oct, 2017
  • Worldwide Alumni Celebration in London focuses on innovation in a new world environment    In the same week that London Business School (LBS) officially opened the new Sammy Ofer Centre, ...
29 Sep, 2017
  • Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova commented on UK politics and the economy in a Newsnight discussionProfessor Anastasia Nesvetailova commented on UK politics and the economy in a Newsnight ...
29 Sep, 2017
  • TfL concluded that Uber London Limited was not "fit and proper" to hold a private hire operator licence.TfL concluded that Uber London Limited was not "fit and proper" to hold a private hire operator ...
29 Sep, 2017
  • The first ever Goldsmiths Young Writer Prize has been awarded to Miranda Barrett for her short story about two old friends’ eventful travels across ...
28 Sep, 2017
  • Scientists have found that deadly childhood brain tumours are actually 10 different diseases that should each be diagnosed and treated based on their specific genetic ...
28 Sep, 2017
  • A programme of Orientation events will enable new students to get the best start to life at ...
28 Sep, 2017
  • Project team nominated for their work in revitalising General Practice nursing in collaboration with City and Hackney GP ConfederationProject team nominated for their work in revitalising General ...
28 Sep, 2017
  • Game helps healthcare professionals understand that recovery can be long and difficult pathGame helps healthcare professionals understand that recovery can be long and difficult ...
28 Sep, 2017
  • Division of Optometry and Visual Science showcases excellence in research and education to international visitorsDivision of Optometry and Visual Science showcases excellence in research and ...
28 Sep, 2017
  • London’s Uber ban has two major reputational effects, says Freek Vermeulen   Both Uber and London’s tech scene have been dealt a significant reputational blow after one of the ...
28 Sep, 2017
  • The two-year programme tops the ranking for offering graduates the best return on investment AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Twitter Twitter Share to Facebook Facebook Share to ...
27 Sep, 2017
  • 5-year project aims to reduce the disease burden of age-related macular degeneration in Europe and worldwide5-year project aims to reduce the disease burden of age-related macular degeneration in ...
27 Sep, 2017
  • The Medals are awarded for landmark academic achievement in any of the humanities and social science disciplines supported by the ...
27 Sep, 2017
  • There is no evidence being tall causes an increased risk of testicular cancer, according to a new genetic analysis of more than 24,000 ...
27 Sep, 2017
  • Centre supports continued growth and enhances School’s iconic City location   London Business School (LBS) has begun a new chapter in its history, with the official opening on 26 ...
26 Sep, 2017
  • The Education Building at Goldsmiths, University of London has been renamed the Margaret McMillan Building after the pioneering social ...
26 Sep, 2017
  • People rate identical recordings of the same piece of music differently depending on who they are told the musicians are, research by Goldsmiths, University of London has ...
26 Sep, 2017
  • A high-tech form of radiotherapy that shapes radiation beams to tumours can dramatically improve outcomes for patients with prostate cancer, long-term clinical trial results ...
25 Sep, 2017
  • Against the backdrop of a major London exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat's art, Dr Enrico Bonadio, Senior Lecturer in the City Law School, comments on the legal issues surrounding graffiti and ...