News from UoL Member Institutions

19 Jul, 2017
  • Review shows that there is a serious shortage of community-based services to which women can be referred for treatmentReview shows that there is a serious shortage of community-based services to ...
19 Jul, 2017
  • An academic from Goldsmiths, University of London, is part of a group commemorating a Native American tribe’s gift to Ireland during the potato ...
18 Jul, 2017
  • The award-winning physicist has been instrumental in developing ultra short pulse lasers and streak cameras.The award-winning physicist has been instrumental in developing ultra short pulse lasers ...
18 Jul, 2017
  • The UK’s synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, has been used by scientists at UCL to document for the first time the rate of evolution of seed coat thinning, a major marker of crop ...
18 Jul, 2017
  • Birkbeck undergraduate applications for 2017 have increased 19% compared to last year, while UCAS has reported a 4% decrease ...
18 Jul, 2017
  • Hearing an ascending sound while pulling their own finger can make a person think their finger is longer than it is, finds a new study led by UCL and the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced ...
18 Jul, 2017
  • Professor Mel Greaves has been awarded The Royal Society’s prestigious Royal Medal in recognition of his research, which has dramatically improved our understanding of childhood ...
18 Jul, 2017
  • The outstanding achievements of two UCL researchers – Professor Essi Viding and Professor Mark Miodownik – have been recognised by The Royal Society, the UK’s national Academy of science, in ...
18 Jul, 2017
  • The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies are launching three new MA programmes in the area of Digital Media, with the first intake of students joining this ...
18 Jul, 2017
  • Human space flight requires international effort, says LBS fellow Tim Kopra     Successful human space exploration will require collaboration, according to Col Tim Kopra, the International ...
17 Jul, 2017
  • Former Director of Santander Universities receives award for his significant contribution to higher education.Former Director of Santander Universities receives award for his significant contribution ...
17 Jul, 2017
  • New research reveals how brands and influencers can increase user engagement using selfies.New research reveals how brands and influencers can increase user engagement using ...
17 Jul, 2017
  • Professor Tim Lang co-authors new briefing paper on the impact of Brexit on the UK food systemProfessor Tim Lang co-authors new briefing paper on the impact of Brexit on the UK food ...
17 Jul, 2017
  • Is your summer reading list looking empty? Always room in your suitcase for another book? Then follow our recommendations for this summer’s hottest ...
17 Jul, 2017
  • The ICR has been commended for its approach to transforming its discoveries into new treatments for people with cancer by working with ...
17 Jul, 2017
  • Donors, volunteers, students and staff of Birkbeck gathered at ‘An Evening of Thanks’ to celebrate contributions to college life, made possible by the generosity of ...
17 Jul, 2017
  • Students from City’s five Schools will graduate and three esteemed individuals will receive honorary degreesStudents from City’s five Schools will graduate and three esteemed individuals ...
17 Jul, 2017
  • Professor Les Ebdon met with students and staff from Birkbeck’s widening access team on a visit to the ...
14 Jul, 2017
  • Aquatic plants in ‘ghost ponds’ are able to survive more than 100 years buried beneath cropped agricultural fields, according to new UCL ...
14 Jul, 2017
  • Professor Rosemary Hollis provides commentary on the key issues to national UK mediaProfessor Rosemary Hollis provides commentary on the key issues to national UK ...
14 Jul, 2017
  • Discussion around knife crime and gang culture in London with relevant experts follows film showingDiscussion around knife crime and gang culture in London with relevant experts follows film ...
14 Jul, 2017
  • A message from Senate House Library ...
14 Jul, 2017
  • By Dr Tom van Laer, Cass Business School.By Dr Tom van Laer, Cass Business ...
13 Jul, 2017
  • City, University of London supports open letter to Rt Hon David Davis MPCity, University of London supports open letter to Rt Hon David Davis ...
13 Jul, 2017
  • Eight projects to address some of the security threats facing the UK have been announced by the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats ...
13 Jul, 2017
  • UK scientists now have access to a new kind of next-generation genome sequencer - NovaSeq - which could revolutionise their research to defeat ...
13 Jul, 2017
  • Distinguished figures from the worlds of sport, music, theatre, and art will be honoured as part of graduation celebrations at Goldsmiths, University of London next ...
13 Jul, 2017
  • A $99,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund a project to analyse the role of peer review in the research cycle and develop new methods to improve published academic ...
13 Jul, 2017
  • 92% of LBS’s graduating MBA students are from outside the UK   The London Business School (LBS) MBA Class of 2017 is the most diverse yet, with 92% of students hailing from outside the UK. The ...
12 Jul, 2017
  • Some of the country’s most exciting new artists and curators are set to exhibit at the 2017 Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art and MFA Curating Degree Show this ...
12 Jul, 2017
  • Professor Panos Koutrakos responds to the Parliamentary document, 'The United Kingdom’s Exit from the European Union - Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens Living in the UK and UK Nationals ...
12 Jul, 2017
  • How might the Prime Minister survive leadership crisis?How might the Prime Minister survive leadership ...
12 Jul, 2017
  • School of Health Sciences event demonstrates excellence and innovation in teachingSchool of Health Sciences event demonstrates excellence and innovation in ...
12 Jul, 2017
  • Fear of crime is perpetuated by the opinion of others, and often doesn’t correlate to the actual likelihood of experiencing crime, according to new UCL ...
11 Jul, 2017
  • City’s Professor of Security Engineering, Professor Muttukrishnan Rajarajan and his team lead the social media data work stream of the RED-Alert Horizon 2020 research and innovation ...
11 Jul, 2017
  • Valerio Esposito wins Highly Commended Certificate in the London Voices 2017 competitionValerio Esposito wins Highly Commended Certificate in the London Voices 2017 ...
11 Jul, 2017
  • Radiotherapy is a crucial part of treatment for many cancers. Here at the ICR, we’re developing new ways to use radiotherapy to kill cancer cells with fewer side effects and fewer hospital ...
11 Jul, 2017
  • Dr Miguel Mera has edited The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and SoundDr Miguel Mera has edited The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and ...
11 Jul, 2017
  • Matthew Taylor’s Review of Employment Practices and the Modern Economy is published todayMatthew Taylor’s Review of Employment Practices and the Modern Economy is published ...
11 Jul, 2017
  • Professor Ellen Ernst Kossek delivered the lecture, held in honour of Birkbeck’s first Professor of Organizational Psychology, discussing the positive impact of a healthy work-life balance for both ...
10 Jul, 2017
  • ICR Chief Executive Paul Workman blogs about a new article we have published in Cancer Cell that seeks to draw to the attention of the bioscience community the serious dangers of using flawed ...
10 Jul, 2017
  • Chemical tools used in cancer research need to be selected more carefully, researchers have ...
10 Jul, 2017
  • The Institute of Cancer Research has secured a £30 million grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) towards the costs of building a new, state-of-the-art drug discovery ...
10 Jul, 2017
  • By Dr Glenda Cooper, Department of JournalismBy Dr Glenda Cooper, Department of ...
10 Jul, 2017
  • People with low iron levels may be at greater risk of heart disease, according to a new study involving UCL ...
10 Jul, 2017
  • Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research), has been appointed to chair one of the four main panels for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, through an open recruitment ...
10 Jul, 2017
  • A team led by Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology, has won a £28,850,000 infrastructure award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support ...
10 Jul, 2017
  • Actor Gillian Anderson has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by UCL Institute of Education (IOE) for her continued support and contribution to their Reading Recovery ...
10 Jul, 2017
  • UCL has reached a resolution on student accommodation costs following engagement with the student body and ...
8 Jul, 2017
  • In addition to offering PhD and MD(Res) opportunities, the ICR also runs a popular MSc in Oncology. This course is a day release modular programme designed for medically qualified candidates who ...
7 Jul, 2017
  • Understanding the dominance of corporations within the contemporary economy.Understanding the dominance of corporations within the contemporary ...
7 Jul, 2017
  • Professor Renata Salecl from the School of Law received this honour at a ceremony in Ljubliana, in recognition of her scholarly ...
7 Jul, 2017
  • Tom Felle will lead a team of City researchers to create an app with the help of a £300,000 Google grantTom Felle will lead a team of City researchers to create an app with the help of a £300,000 ...
7 Jul, 2017
  • Dr Barbara Pittam, Registrar and Director of Academic Services at the ICR, explains why as a postgraduate research institute, we do not feature in recent rankings of University teaching excellence ...
7 Jul, 2017
  • Antony Ross recognised for services to social enterprise and social investment in the Queen’s birthday honours list   Antony Ross has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list ...
6 Jul, 2017
  • The inclusive culture of Goldsmiths, University of London has been recognised in an independent staff survey coordinated by the charity ...
6 Jul, 2017
  • The winner and recipient of a £500 prize was John Siblon from the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, whose research focuses on war memory and representations of black colonial ...
6 Jul, 2017
  • Three internationally recognised cancer researchers have been honoured alongside graduating students and former staff members at the annual ICR Awards ...
6 Jul, 2017
  • The number of LGBTQ+ venues in London has fallen by 58% from 125 to 53 since 2006, according to a new report published today by the UCL Urban Laboratory, and commissioned by the Mayor of London and ...
6 Jul, 2017
  • Research found that people with the four most common cancers living in the most deprived parts of England are more likely to be admitted to hospital as an emergency in the last 6 months of their ...
6 Jul, 2017
  • Lord Browne discussed his life and work as one of the world’s most prominent businessmen, in conversation with Joanna Bourke, Professor of History at ...
6 Jul, 2017
  • Having no regrets and focusing on one key development area are key leadership lessons from Wimbledon 2017   Wimbledon is back for another year and with it some incredible talent. As the world ...
5 Jul, 2017
  • We asked some of our talented PhD students to reflect on all aspects of life at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, for our inaugural Teaching ...
5 Jul, 2017
  • Young adults who are employed on zero-hours contracts are less likely to be in good health, and are at higher risk of poor mental health than workers with stable ...
5 Jul, 2017
  • By 2040, there will be over 1.2 million people living with dementia in England and Wales (an increase of 57% from 2016), largely due to increased life expectancy, according to new UCL ...
5 Jul, 2017
  • Listening to something while looking in a different direction can slow down reaction times while the brain works harder to suppress distractions, finds a new UCL ...
5 Jul, 2017
  • Birkbeck student Faz Hossenally has recently celebrated the completion of the Fam First Foundation 12-week programme, which opens the gateway for American Football to be delivered to children in the ...
5 Jul, 2017
  • PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse supports brainchild of LBS alumna   Erbology has been selected to participate in PepsiCo’s first collaborative incubator programme in Europe. Designed to ...
4 Jul, 2017
  • A new report says effective outreach to potential adult and mature students is vital to widen participation in Higher Education among under-represented groups and features Birkbeck's Certificate of ...
4 Jul, 2017
  • As part of our inaugural Teaching Week we hear from second-year PhD student Molly Went – who gives us a behind the scenes look at her research into the genetics of multiple myeloma, and provides ...
3 Jul, 2017
  • Strong result reflects outstanding entrepreneurship ecosystemStrong result reflects outstanding entrepreneurship ...
3 Jul, 2017
  • An MA student from Goldsmiths, University of London is on the shortlist for a prestigious Forward Prize for ...
3 Jul, 2017
  • Navin Valrani has introduced a new entrepreneurship programme for primary school children    A junior MBA programme aimed at inspiring school children in the Middle East to become ...
3 Jul, 2017
  • The ICR will be underlining its credentials as a global leader in cancer research, education and training through a series of communication activities during its first ever Teaching ...
30 Jun, 2017
  • Department of Psychology event was run in partnership with Mind in Hackney, NHS partners and also Goldsmiths, University of LondonDepartment of Psychology event was run in partnership with Mind in ...
30 Jun, 2017
  • Professor Hahn’s work has examined the interlinked areas of the process of argumentation – or making an argument which will convince a rational critic – and she has developed research interests ...
30 Jun, 2017
  • The Enterprise Impact Showcase celebrated research diversity and excellence at CityThe Enterprise Impact Showcase celebrated research diversity and excellence at ...
30 Jun, 2017
  • Annual event celebrates innovation, creativity, showcasing student projects from across CityAnnual event celebrates innovation, creativity, showcasing student projects from across ...
30 Jun, 2017
  • Professor Lewis joins leading modern livery company.Professor Lewis joins leading modern livery ...
30 Jun, 2017
  • By Dr Tom van Laer, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Cass Business School.By Dr Tom van Laer, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Cass Business ...
30 Jun, 2017
  • Drug resistance is the single biggest challenge in cancer treatment today. Here’s how we’re rising to the ...
29 Jun, 2017
  • Women with advanced ovarian cancer who begin treatment with olaparib are more likely to respond to the drug if it has been more than a year since their last round of chemotherapy, according to new ...
29 Jun, 2017
  • Create the wrong culture and you put your whole venture at risk, says Nigel Nicholson    When Travis Kalanick resigned as CEO of Uber, nobody was shocked. While his company has enjoyed a meteoric ...
28 Jun, 2017
  • Professor Ros Gill contributed evidence to a new report from the Nuffield Council on BioethicsProfessor Ros Gill contributed evidence to a new report from the Nuffield Council on ...
28 Jun, 2017
  • The blue plaque which sits on what is now Birkbeck’s School of Arts, indicating John Maynard Keynes lived there from 1916-46, has been given a temporary rainbow makeover in celebration of the two ...
27 Jun, 2017
  • School of Health and Science event rewards the achievements of students and practice colleaguesSchool of Health and Science event rewards the achievements of students and practice ...
27 Jun, 2017
  • Event provides an opportunity to practice vital skills in front of colleaguesEvent provides an opportunity to practice vital skills in front of ...
27 Jun, 2017
  • The fifth annual NX Records mixtape is now available to download, and features a variety of music from Goldsmiths, University of London students past and ...
27 Jun, 2017
  • Easyjet founder pledges half his wealth to charityEasyjet founder pledges half his wealth to ...
27 Jun, 2017
  • Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley received the accolade as part of the Queen’s most recent Birthday Honours List. She is the first Birkbeck alumna to receive this ...
26 Jun, 2017
  • A creative writing student at Goldsmiths University has been shortlisted for the 2017 Guardian 4th Estate BAME short story ...
26 Jun, 2017
  • The report finds that leaked information can boost deal values by an average of $21 million.The report finds that leaked information can boost deal values by an average of $21 ...
26 Jun, 2017
  • The event was hosted at City in partnership with London South Bank UniversityThe event was hosted at City in partnership with London South Bank ...
26 Jun, 2017
  • By Enrico Bonadio, Senior Lecturer, City Law School.By Enrico Bonadio, Senior Lecturer, City Law ...
26 Jun, 2017
  • Dr Zahera Harb has edited the book, Reporting the Middle East: The Practice of News in the Twenty-First CenturyDr Zahera Harb has edited the book, Reporting the Middle East: The Practice of ...
26 Jun, 2017
  • Billions of pounds of pension wealth could be saved by putting stressed pension schemes on a sounder footingBillions of pounds of pension wealth could be saved by putting stressed pension schemes on ...
26 Jun, 2017
  • Terence Steinberg is aiming to set a new American world record for the 3000-mile crossing    London Business School (LBS) MBA student Terence Steinberg plans to row solo across the Atlantic in ...
24 Jun, 2017
  • The immunotherapy nivolumab is kinder than chemotherapy for people with advanced head and neck cancer – easing many of the negative effects of the disease on patients’ quality of ...
23 Jun, 2017
  • Money raised by MA International Journalism students who sold copies of their end of year magazinesMoney raised by MA International Journalism students who sold copies of their end of year ...
23 Jun, 2017
  • The Times Higher Education and Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs) celebrate achievements of staff in the higher education sectorThe Times Higher Education and Leadership and Management Awards ...