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University College London has appointed Professor Michael Arthur as its new provost. The decision was announced at 5.45 today. Professor Arthur, currently Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds, will succeed Professor Malcolm Grant, who is stepping down after ten years in the role.
Professor Arthur has been Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds since 2004. Prior to this he was Director of Research and later Dean of Medicine at the University of Southampton, where he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine. Professor Arthur has also served as Chair of the …
The results are out for UCLU’s Autumn elections
University College London student Michael Chessum has been elected President of the Universityof London Union (ULU). The result was announced at 6pm on Friday 9th November in the ULU building, after a week of voting.
ULU is the biggest student union in Europe, comprising over 20 institutions and representing 120 000 students. Of these, only 1469 students voted in the presidential election: a turnout of approximately 1.2%.
None of the five candidates who stood for election obtained the minimum number of votes required to win the first round. The contest was eventually …
University College London will go ahead with its controversial plan to build a £1b second campus in Newham, East London. Newham Council approved the plans on the 25th October, which will see a 23 acre site built next to the Olympic park. The expansion itself is part of a wider strategy – titled the Bloomsbury Masterplan – to develop UCL’s central London campus.
Newham council hopes the site will signal positive regeneration of Stratford, with more than 1000 jobs being created for local people.
Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham stated “This is …
University College London has performed with mediocrity in a survey measuring the impact of higher education institutions on the environment. Emily Stiff tracks some of the other risers and fallers in this year’s table.
UCLU’s performing societies took the annual Edinburgh Festival by storm
A report conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency shows that the number of managerial positions has risen by 40 per cent since 2004 while academic positions have only increased by 19 per cent.
New figures show that UCL libraries collected £180,000 last year in overdue and replacement book fines, while students were fined up to £2,800 last term for breaking library regulations.