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Is the alternative vote worth voting for?

By Lara J Carim, on 13 April 2011

This was the subject of a debate at UCL on 11 May, reports Leo Ratledge (intern at the UCL Constitution Unit), where leading figures from the yes and no camps met alongside electoral experts and UCL students to argue the point.

Watch the full debate below


Scholarships and Bursaries reception: Letting the students do the talking

By Carly Schnabl, on 1 April 2011

On Monday 21 March, UCL hosted the inaugural student-led Scholarships and Bursaries reception, celebrating the impact of philanthropic support for students at UCL reports Emily Peirson-Webber (UCL Development and Alumni Relations).


Tackling Tuberculosis on a global scale

By Sarah J Ball, on 28 March 2011

On 24 March, UCL’s Institute for Global Health marked World TB day with a call to arms to tackle TB globally, bringing together experts to highlight UCL’s contribution to addressing this problem which, according to UCL’s Professor Ali Zumla recent Lancet publication, results in an estimated 1.7 million deaths each year and more than 9 million new cases each year.


Lunch Hour Lecture 17 March: Great 2 meet u IRL :-) Twitter and digital identity

By Carly Schnabl, on 24 March 2011

Claire Ross, UCL reports on Claire Warwick’s Lunch Hour Lecture to mark the fifth anniversary of Twitter on 21 March. Is Twitter is an ephemeral technology, consisting of mundane, pointless tweets about people’s personal lives, normally revolving around what people had for lunch? Or can a study of its use help us to understand how we express our identities on and offline?

Watch the Lunch Hour Lecture here (36 minutes)