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As London’s global university, UCL is committed to applying its distinctive cross-disciplinary approach to address the world’s most pressing challenges and significant questions. Building on our founding values and history of academic excellence, UCL continues to nurture and celebrate a culture of expertise and collaboration that delivers benefits to society.   

 UCL is committed to working in partnership to maximise the impact of our activities locally, nationally and globally. From working towards improving air quality in our home borough of Camden through the Camden Clean Air Partnership, to developing the Ventura breathing aid with industry partners that has treated 10,000 COVID-19 patients in 130 NHS hospitals across the UK, and in India where 600 devices are being shipped to treat patients affected by the recent surge in cases.   

Our staff and students address societal challenges facing us today – developing national health programmes to support 700,000 smokers to quit – and tomorrow – working with the tech industry to understand how AI might alter society. As we approach our bicentenary, UCL will continue to develop ways to improve people’s lives in London, the UK and around the world.  

Member stories


The spin-outs changing our world

Spin-outs have the potential to redefine how research, patient care and product development is handled in the future. Find out about SES members’ spin-out activities.

Farmland in North Wales © Mary Hinkley

Showing our impact – REF 2021

Looking beyond SES members’ excellent performance in REF 2021 to their case studies reveals the positive impact their research is having. Here are some examples.

(Credit: Advanced Research Computing UCL)

Research technology professionals – adding value to research teams

When research technology professionals work with your team it makes for ‘happy researchers’ delegates at a SES event heard last month.

A network server specialist programmes a computer server in the Data Center at University College London. credit: Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez

Research technology professionals: the hidden roles behind research success

Research Technology Professionals play a crucial role in achieving high-quality research outputs. Supporting their career progression benefits the whole research community.

A researcher snaps a photograph of the recently assembled LUX-ZEPLIN xenon detector in the Surface Assembly Lab cleanroom at Sanford Underground Research Facility on July 26, 2019. Photo by Nick Hubbard.

SES members to receive £24m for particle physics research

Six SES members to receive a share of a £60m investment, which supports the next generation of particle physicists.

Conor Howell-Bennett - glassblowing technician, University of Nottingham

The TALENT Commission Report

A vision for the future of the UK’s technical talent in research has been unveiled following a project funded by UKRI-Research England.

Geraint Rees UCL

Professor Geraint Rees

Executive Board Member

University College London

Matt Davis UCL

Dr Matt Davis

Operational lead

University College London