Unitu is thrilled to announce that the University College London (UCL) Department of Space and Climate Physics will be using Unitu in the new academic year. UCL faculties and departments have been using our award-winning platform since 2016, and we are excited to welcome more students from this leading higher education institution to the Unitu community.
The UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics is home to the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), the United Kingdom’s largest university space research group. It is one of the first universities in the world to conduct space research. Based in the Surrey Hills near Dorking, MSSL has been developing cutting-edge space research and space technology for over 50 years. Its research covers all aspects of space research, from understanding the Sun and its interaction with the planets, to understanding galaxies and the matter that makes up the universe. Since its establishment, MSSL has participated in 35 satellite missions, 10 of which are currently in operation, and in over 200 sounding rocket experiments.
Unitu will be implemented in the Department’s wide range of postgraduate taught course and professional degrees based on its leading space and technology research. Moreover, the Department will also be hosting its annual course representative elections online through Unitu’s streamlined, accessible and democratic election platform.
The new academic year will present new and unprecedented challenges to higher education, and in such uncertain times, hearing the student voice and building a strong virtual community has become more important than ever. Recognising this, Unitu is excited to empower staff and reps at the UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics to effectively connect with their student body during this complex climate.