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Career - Jul 3
Low-income workers are almost twice as likely to be laid-off or furloughed as high-income workers, according to a new UCL study examining income and consumption effects of Covid-19. The working paper, published by Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research , highlights that a significant proportion of those low-income workers - 70 percent from the bottom fifth of the income distribution - have struggled to afford living costs.
Health - Jul 3

People from BAME backgrounds have had higher levels of depression and anxiety throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, as well as lower levels of happiness and life satisfaction, finds UCL's Covid-19 Social Study.

Administration - Jul 2

This week we meet Jeremy Barraud - Director of Research Operations Governance at the Office of the Vice-Provost (Research) - who chats to us about how he is dealing with the impact on research caused by COVID-19 as Convenor of a new decision-making group at UCL.

Administration - Jul 2

UCL has been awarded almost 4m by Research England to explore ways of improving academic-policy engagement, in partnership with the universities of Cambridge, Manchester, Nottingham and Northumbria, as well as Parliament, Government and policy organisations.

Economics - Jul 2

Professor Mariana Mazzucato (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) reflects that the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for governments to spend more wisely to preserve public interests and create a more equal society.

Physics - Jul 1

Tiny diamond crystals could be used as an incredibly sensitive and small gravitational detector capable of measuring gravitational waves, suggests new UCL-led research. Predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity, gravitational waves are ripples in space-time generated by certain movements of massive objects.

Social Sciences - Jul 2

Families of autistic children have been greatly impacted by lockdown reveals a study by UCL, the University of East London and the University of Bedfordshire. It found that despite the relaxed legislation on lockdown measures for autistic people brought into effect in April, 86% of those surveyed still felt that the needs of autistic people and their families were not adequately planned for or addressed by officials during the pandemic.

Politics - Jul 2

With allegations of ballot stuffing and vote fraud, Dr Ben Noble (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) explains what the nationwide vote means, now that Russian president Vladimir Putin can legally run for re-election in 2024 and potentially remain in power until 2036.

Administration - Jul 2

UCL has been awarded almost 4m by Research England to explore ways of improving academic-policy engagement, in partnership with the universities of Cambridge, Manchester, Nottingham and Northumbria, as well as Parliament, Government and policy organisations.

Computer Science - Jul 1

Dr Michael Veale (UCL Laws) explains the 'decentralised' approach of the Apple-Google contact-tracing system, the problems with the NHSX app, and why contact-tracing tools need to align their focus more for respecting individual privacy.

Health - Jun 30

Emeritus Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature) praises the NHS and reflects on the lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic. National hibernation the man called it. A refreshing winter snooze.




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