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The Cheese Grater Interviews Dr Michael Spence

In February 2020, Sophia Robinson from The Cheese Grater Magazine interviewed Dr Michael Spence, UCL’s new Provost. Among other things, they discussed tuition fees, UCL’s mental health services, and LGBTQ+ rights on campus. Sophia also questioned Dr Spence on his opinions on freedom of speech – some of which he has previously come under fire …

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The search for the next Provost begins

Michael Arthur will be stepping down as Provost at the end of September 2020, and the search is on for his successor. The Cheese Grater reviews the candidates. Michael Arrr-thur Strengths: plundering experience (valuable fundraising skills) Weaknesses: has scurvy Lil Provost Strengths: 250,000 followers on Soundcloud Weaknesses: literally everything else Arthur Michael (1853–1942) Strengths: American …

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Seven Things We Learned from UCL Spin Doctor’s Crazy Rant That Got Him Fired

In a bitter twist to the short reign of Charles Hymas (he was hired last April), UCL’s now former Head of Media Relations leaves the university in a blaze of terrible PR. On Valentines Day, Hymas sent an email to all staff in the Communications Department detailing the infamous town hall set-up by academics that …

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Second Time’s The Charm For Ex-IDF Speaker

Back in 2016, UCL won international news coverage when an event with Hen Mazzig, hosted by UCL Friends of Israel, was disrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters, resulting in police involvement. Following an investigation, UCL pledged to invite Mazzig back — in what the Provost described as a “tangible sign” of UCL’s commitment to free speech. Although, …

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Plans for UCL East

Don’t know what UCL East is? Here’s An Explainer

As students enjoyed a break over the summer, work continued apace on UCL’s new campus in Stratford, East London — six miles from Bloomsbury. Located on the site of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, within the broader ‘Olympicopolis’ development, the complex will cost £280m to build and will offer a host of new, ‘multidisciplinary’ courses. …

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