Beatriz Valero de Urquia

Currently at the University of Cambridge, studying an MPhil in Comparative Literature. Editor in Chief of 'The Cavendish Chronicle'

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Woodhouse Colliery: Should the UK open a new coal mine?

The construction of Woodhouse Colliery will go ahead after the UK government decided thismonth not to intervene. This will mean the opening of the first coal mine in the UK since 1987.The project was approved by the Cumbria County Council (CCC) last 19th March, on the basis of the 500 jobs that it will create.

UCL grants an extra £140k to fund mental health services after student protests

The Union thanks the Sabbatical Officers and the FOMHS campaign Following protests by student activists and pressure on management, the UCL Students' Union has announced it will be granting an extra £140,000 to the Mental Health Services. The funding was discussed in a meeting of the Sabbatical Officers with the Provost last Monday.

Students stage a die-in to protest UCL's investment in fossil fuels

The protest coincided with the meeting to ratify the new 'ethical investment policy'. Last Friday students supporting the campaign Fossil Free UCL hosted a die-in to push for UCL to divest from fossil fuel producers. The protest began with students holding a red ribbon in the Main Quad.

Only 15 per cent of UCL students voted in the SU elections

We decrypted all the SU stats so you don't have to The Students' Union elections are never a popular topic at UCL, despite all the posters. This year only 5,909 out of 38,250 UCL students voted, making up 15.4 per cent of the whole UCL student body.

LSE renames three buildings after famous suffragettes

It's in celebration of 100 years of women winning the right to vote To celebrate the 100 years of women winning the right to vote, LSE renamed three of its campus buildings after famous suffragettes. The names chosen are Pankhurst House, Fawcett House and Pethick-Lawrence House.

Buses to leave Gower Street as it becomes two-way road

Say Goodbye to the bus stop just outside UCL The Camden Council has announced a £35 million transformation of Tottenham Court Road. The plan is to ban cars, lorries and taxis from the street. They will now be diverted to Gower Street, which will become two-way.

UCL is the best uni in the world for studying Architecture and Education

UCL has been been ranked the best place in the in the world to study Architecture/Built Environment and Education in the 2019 QS rankings, placing us above Oxbridge and American universities like MIT. The rankings are published every year and they take into account a range of criteria including academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations, and impact of publications.

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