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UCL (University College London) is consistently ranked among the world's top universities. Our excellence extends across all academic disciplines, from one of the world's foremost centres for research and teaching in the biological sciences to world-renowned centres for architecture (UCL Bartlett), education (UCL Institute of Education) and fine art (UCL Slade School). UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different cou ...
 
From the creators of ARC interviews + The Experience // ARC an annual conference in Canada, our aim at The ARC Creative Podcast is to expose our listeners to creative insight from photographers + creatives from various fields and backgrounds. We believe in helping to establish environments that foster creativity & social connections. We believe that learning from others and expanding our circle of influence can bring our community clarity, happiness, and joy through creativity.
 
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Carolina Lopez-Ruiz, professor of classics, studies ancient Greek literature and classical mythology, and Greek and Near Eastern interaction and colonization. She strives to show that this period was more than just traditional Greek influences, with many cultures interacting and influencing each other.…
 
Welcome back to Black Lives at UCL. In our final episode of the series, host Tunde Bankojo OBE talks to three UCL’s students. Noella Kalasa, an undergraduate Natural Sciences student specialising in Geophysics and Physical Chemistry, and Co-founder of the UCL Justice Collective, which brings together people at UCL fighting for change. Sephora Madji…
 
Welcome back to Black Lives at UCL. In this episode, our host Tunde Bankojo OBE speaks to three members of UCL’s Professional Services Staff. Noel Caliste, an Executive Assistant working within the Library Services, and the Chair of UCL’s LGBTQ+ Equality Steering Group. Terrie Fiawoo, Departmental Manager of the Department for Population, Policy an…
 
Welcome to the debut episode of Black Lives at UCL. Host, Tunde Bankojo OBE is joined by three UCL academics. Dr Lele Rangaka, a Clinical Associate Professor at the Institute for Global Health, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town and a member of UCL TB, a global tuberculosis research network. Dr Lola Solebo, an NIHR clinical…
 
UCL Alumni with experience at the Red Cross, Global Partnerships for Education, ACTED Nigeria and the World Health Organisation will be taking part in the panel event in this episode. Hear from our speakers about their career journey and the steps they took to work within International Development after they graduated from UCL. Transcript: https://…
 
Coming out of lockdown doesn't mean returning to life as we knew it, especially in the world of work. So this week, we've brought together two UCL experts to talk us through the future of work, and how COVID-19 has the potential to change things for the better.Guests: - Prof Anna Cox (Professor & Vice Dean (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) UCL Facu…
 
In this series, guests from across UCL and beyond share their innovative solutions and ideas for addressing societal challenges, discussing topics from a cross-disciplinary perspective and inspiring and encouraging us to think differently about issues of local, national, and global concern. In this week’s episode, Professor Rose Luckin (UCL Institu…
 
Welcome to the Post-Soviet Press Pod’s "10 Minutes on…" series, which condenses the key information you need to know about each of the 15 countries of the former USSR into a bitesize 10 minutes. In this fourth episode, we discuss Ukraine. MA students at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), James Bolton-Jones and Eleanor Eva…
 
Zhengyu Liu is the Max Thomas Professor of Climate Dynamics in the department of geography. His areas of expertise include climate change, Earth systems modeling, and climate dynamics. He discusses how scientists can have confidence in their predictions about the future of climate on this week's Voices of Excellence…
 
In this episode, you will hear from recent UCL graduates and experienced professionals working in the Charity and NGO sectors about their career to date and gain top tips on how to get a foot in the door. From volunteering to internships, gaining experience can give you the edge when applying for graduate roles. Including speakers from The National…
 
How is testing helping us address the pandemic? Why is it still important? Could the light at the end of the tunnel that we now glimpse be genuine this time? Answers depend on the two pillars that underpin hope in the future - vaccines and testing. Host Vivienne Parry OBE is joined by guests who have been instrumental in testing programmes both her…
 
Paul Reitter, professor of Germanic languages and literatures, studies German-Jewish culture, the history of higher education, modernism, and critical theory, among other areas. His most recent book, coauthored with Chad Wellmon, is Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age, which examines the long history of the Humanities being descr…
 
Join Cassidy for April’s #MadeAtUCL podcast which talks about Pain: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Imagine not feeling pain... Or never having to fear visiting the dentist... Or being able to communicate pain... Hear about:- The FAAH-OUT gene discovery and how the latest research is helping people with chronic pain conditions with Dr James Cox (Se…
 
How does a lipid researcher interested in microscopic signalling mechanisms develop a keen side interest in teaching in to a £1M CPD operation? The development of the SysMIC programme (http://sysmic.ac.uk) has a lot to say about the how an open mind and an open hand can create and grow surprising projects in UCLs exceptionally fertile academic soil…
 
While violence against women is a problem all over the world, in some countries it is widely accepted as a normal part of women's everyday lives. These ‘extreme settings’ are often excluded from research as outliers, but in fact, they have a lot to teach us about the psychology of violent behaviour and how it can be prevented. This lecture explores…
 
It is undeniable that anthropogenic climate change is a significant and time-sensitive global concern. We have built our transport sector on the back of fossil fuel powered internal combustion engines, emitting harmful pollutants during use. With the biosphere struggling to cope, and local air pollution shortening lives, we must make a change to th…
 
Transnationalism can be understood as the way that individuals attempt to maintain their connections with friends and family across two (or more) cultures and countries, as well as their own identity. In an age of fast travel and instant communication, it may seem simple for people, especially young people, to sustain their connection with their co…
 
The gender wage gap has been closing gradually in the UK, as in other countries, but convergence is slower among top earners. We examine the gap among university Vice Chancellors who are among the most highly paid employees in the UK. Although heavily dominated by men the occupation has experienced a recent influx of women “breaking the glass ceili…
 
There are three main areas of clinical trials in covid-19: prophylaxis (i.e. prevention), early-treatment (when patients are not in hospital) and late-treatment (when patients are in hospital/ICU). From a public health perspective, prophylaxis and early-treatment trials are as important, if not more important, than late-treatment trials. Preventing…
 
Miranda Martinez, an associate professor in the department of comparative studies, researches race and public policy and economic, sociological, and cultural economies, among other areas. She looks at the impact of financial coaching in communities of color and how having an automated monthly savings plan can be a significant benefit over having to…
 
On Thursday 3 December a selection of industry representatives were on hand to answer UCL students questions about journalism. Hear from representatives from professionals at The Independent, News Associates, BBC Newsnight, and PBS NewsHour. If you're interested in pursuing journalism as a career, or simply want to find out more, this is the episod…
 
Welcome to the Post-Soviet Press Pod’s "10 Minutes on…" series, which condenses the key information you need to know about each of the 15 countries of the former USSR into a bitesize 10 minutes.In this third episode, we will discuss Moldova, which is usually labelled as Europe’s poorest country and least visited country. MA students at the UCL Scho…
 
Does public space have a future?This month, host Christoph speaks to Dr Maria Kamargianni, Associate Professor of Transport and Energy in the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources and Head of MaaSLab, Dr Lucy Natarajan, Lecturer (teaching) from the Bartlett School of Planning, and Dr Leah Lovett, artist and Research Fellow at the Bar…
 
In this episode, we catch up with one of our partnerships and reflect on our series of sandpits. We speak to partners from Lewes and Eastbourne Councils and University of Sussex who are undertaking a project looking at alternative financing mechanisms applied to sustainability projects. The sandpits were developed to create a space for teams to bra…
 
This week, we speak to two UCL experts to find out what we can do to help mitigate the long-term harms of coronavirus and reduce the risk of future pandemics. In this episode, we ask: how long will the impacts of COVID-19 last - and will we start seeing many more pandemics in future? Host Vivienne Parry OBE speaks to Professor Sir Richard Blundell,…
 
In this series, guests from across UCL and beyond share their innovative solutions and ideas for addressing societal challenges, discussing topics from a cross-disciplinary perspective and inspiring and encouraging us to think differently about issues of local, national and global concern.--In Episode 1, we speak to two academics from the Faculty o…
 
Declan Smithies, professor and director of philosophy graduate studies, researches what it means to know something and to have consciousness. His book The Epistemic Role of Consciousness, argues that consciousness gives humans knowledge of the external world and that without consciousness, we wouldn't know anything. Since a dog can know whether the…
 
This panel discussion and Q&A brings together recruiters, HR staff, freelancers and other professionals from organisations including Somerset House and the Museums Association to share views on what the current picture is on jobs and recruitment, what the future of the industry may look like and what students can be doing now to try and carve out t…
 
Over the past year, UCL alumna and science broadcaster Vivienne Parry OBE has spoken to staff, students and alumni from all across UCL's 11 faculties. In this week's episode, almost a year to the day since the UK first went into lock down, we are speaking to two researchers from the UCL School of Pharmacy, Oksana Pyzik, and the UCL Division of Psyc…
 
Welcome to the Post-Soviet Press Pod’s "10 minutes on…" series, which condenses the key information you need to know about each of the 15 countries of the former USSR into a bitesize 10 minutes(ish).In our second episode, we look at Russia – the largest country in the world. MA students at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES…
 
Dana Howard, assistant professor of philosophy with an appointment in the Ohio State Center for Bioethics, researches medical care, often in palliative and internal medicine, to discover how information is shared and decisions reached. She shares her research with David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence…
 
Join hosts Xand and Rochelle for Episode 4 of Public Health Disrupted, the brand new podcast from UCL Health of the Public.In this month’s episode, we speak to Sir Keir Starmer – Leader of the Labour Party and former human rights lawyer – and Professor Dame Hazel Genn - Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and Vice-Provost International & Advancement -…
 
In 2019, the first ever image of a black hole was shown - a story that brought world-wide attention. Dr Ziri Younsi of UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory was part of one of the teams involved, and in this episode of Hypot-enthuse (recorded in February 2020) he discussed the creation of the image, the nature of discussing science with the public, …
 
With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the UK well underway, in this episode we explore some of the differences in uptake in communities across the UK, with around 70% of Black people reporting that they're unlikely to have the jab.Host Vivienne Parry is joined by a UCL team of researchers and clinicians from the Royal Free Hosptial in London - Mr Le…
 
W. Berry Lyons, professor and distinguished university scholar in the Ohio State School of Earth Sciences, was born and raised in the sunny state of Florida, but much of his career has been focused on the decidedly colder Antarctic, where he's researched the impact of climate and climate change on the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the continent's largest ic…
 
What can we do to help young people recover from the pandemic? - An International Women’s Day Special As children across the UK start heading back to the classroom, we speak to two leading academics, Professor Monica Lakhanpaul (UCL Population Health Science) and Dr Amelia Roberts (UCL IOE), whose work focuses on children and education [respectivel…
 
Whatever you want to do in the future – whether your career path is clear or not – UCL Careers is here to help you find your future. Our team of experienced career professionals is dedicated to bringing you insights industry professionals, UCL alumni, and Careers Consultants to help you find the right path and develop your understanding of what you…
 
Welcome to the Post-Soviet Press Pod’s "10 Minutes on…" series, which condenses the key information you need to know about each of the 15 countries of the former USSR into a bitesize 10 minutes(ish).In this first episode, we look at Belarus, which has been in the headlines since August 2020, when rigged elections led to mass protests against the ru…
 
Professor of anthropology Mark Hubbe studies modern human dispersion with a special emphasis on the settlement of South America. He joins host David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence to discuss how the Americas were inhabited, what makes archeological evidence for human settlements controversial, and what methods are used to explore these …
 
This month's #MadeAtUCL theme is VOICE. Join Cassidy as she finds out from UCL (University College London) experts how people are regaining their voice after their voice boxes are removed; how a group of LGBTQ + refugees in Brazil are using film to tell their stories; and how health students and advocates are sharing the impact of their work throug…
 
Professor Katherine Borst Jones, professor of flute and chair of orchestral instruments in the School of Music, not only commissions new musical works but performs them as well. She shares with David Staley, host of Voices of Excellence. https://www.facebook.com/osumusic https://www.facebook.com/ohiostateflutestudio http://www.twitter.com/OhioState…
 
In this podcast series from UCL and the Local Government Association (LGA), researchers and policy professionals from councils across England share their reflections on working together on the Net Zero Innovation Programme - exploring opportunities and challenges faced in partnering with those from different worlds to help achieve net zero emission…
 
This month, we want to know how research that explores the past can help us to better understand the present, and maybe even predict the future. Approaching the past through uniquely innovative methods, host Christoph speaks to three researchers at The Bartlett: Professor Mike Batty, Emeritus Professor of Planning and Chair of The Bartlett Centre f…
 
With Boris Johnson set to announce several stages for the easing of lockdown later today, rumours are circulating about what his roadmap might mean for international travel. In this week’s episode, we speak to three UCL experts to try and get to the bottom of some of these rumours, and to learn more about international travel during the pandemic an…
 
Welcome to UCL’s Inclusive Innovators podcast, part of the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ) ELIEZ is an accessible, specially designed, community for entrepreneurs who are disabled or whose work focuses on accessibility.In the final episode, we speak with Mikko Koria, the Director of the Institute for Design Innovation, and Professor o…
 
Daniel Wozniak, professor of microbial infection and immunity and microbiology, studies bacterial pathogenesis and gene regulation. He joins David Staley to discuss his research that seeks to determine how bacteria live in human hosts and what kinds of treatment can stop their growth. Listen to the latest on Voices of Excellence…
 
Join hosts Xand and Rochelle for the third instalment of Public Health Disrupted, the brand new podcast from UCL Health of the Public.In public health, we often refer to 'hard to reach' groups, but are we doing enough to listen to them?This month, we speak to the co-founders of Five X More, and UCL academic Dr Carol Rivas, to explore the role of di…
 
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