Having spoken to an academic from UCL management it would appear that not everyone involved in the decision is keen on the idea of UCL losing its on campus health service. Noises, official and otherwise, have also been made about the idea of a new health centre being developed or GPP being renovated but as of yet nothing concrete has emerged.
You are unlikely to have heard of Kirk Sneade and, once this week is over you will probably never hear of him again. For readers who exist outside of the University of London bubble Sneade can be best described as the most controversial, and some would say interesting, candidate in a student election for a long time.
An advert for an unpaid research post was taken down yesterday just 30 minutes after the University and College Union (UCU) released a statement condemning the practice of getting researchers to work for free. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=420773&c=1
At a time of economic and financial crisis, we should expect our universities to carefully consider what they can do to make the UK a more compelling place to carry out business. But it's not just about what universities can or should do for business - working with business can add immeasurably to continue producing world class research.