David Sim with Year 12 students visiting the Institute of Education

A snapshot into widening participation at UCL

Over the past year I’ve had the opportunity to work in collaboration with colleagues at the Institute of Education on two exciting Widening Participation projects. In both projects, we wanted to move beyond the ‘parachute’ model of offering an isolated lecture or seminar in a school in favour of a more sustained engagement with teachers…

UCL Careers Consultant Mark de Freitas and the panel of alumni speakers

Careers insights from UCL alumni

For as long as I have been studying at university, I have been hearing the theory that obtaining a History degree can prove to be the key to success for a career in fields as diverse as law, journalism, public relations and even finance to name but a few. While I had often seen charts…

Coleman travelling by 'Boris Bike'

An interview with Coleman Dennehy

UCL History chats to our newest Visiting Research Fellow, Dr Coleman Dennehy from University College Dublin: Coleman, what attracted you to coming to UCL on secondment? “I would have to say I found UCL attractive on a number of different levels. In the first instance, its reputation for both teaching and research. It is staffed…

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It’s always sunny in Cairo

It is Saturday, 10 January 2015, and I am on my way back from Cairo in time for the start of term. This is one of the few times in the year when the temperatures in London and the capital of Egypt are the roughly the same although one sees rather more of the sun…