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Co-creating our strategy: making our minds up!

By Lizzie, on 6 August 2020

We’ve got one final stage of co-creation left before we finalise our strategy and we’d love for you to get involved. Whether you’re new to the Centre or a veteran co-producer, read on to find out how you can contribute to shaping our direction for the next two years. 

What happened when we finally met: enabling collaboration during Covid19

By Lizzy Baddeley, on 6 August 2020

When the Community Engagement Team began our second programme of Trellis – a collaborative programme bringing together UCL researchers, artists and east London communities – we did not expect that those collaborations would need to be fostered during a global pandemic.

A workshop surrounded by bones: Inspiring the next generation part 3

By Caroline Francis, on 4 August 2020

This post is the third in a series on the Bio-robotics and Animal Movement Project, which is part of an outreach programme for secondary schools and colleges in east London. This article is written by Zhi-Cheng Wong, an undergraduate student on the BASc (Arts and Sciences) programme. She joined the Bio-Robotics and Animal Movement Schools […]

Self-isolation activity: make an animation from your bedroom part 2

By Caroline Francis, on 29 July 2020

This post is the second home animation activity created by Taylor Jack Smith, UCL alumni of the Slade School of Fine Art. In this blog Taylor discusses how to make a 3D animation using a smart phone and materials around your house. 

New Ways of Seeing: Printmaking as an Introduction to University Part 7

By Caroline Francis and Mohammed Rahman, on 22 July 2020

This post is the seventh in a series on the Printmaking Project, which is part of an outreach programme for secondary schools and colleges in east London. It focuses on the process of digitising the exhibition and is written by Shared Training an Employment Programme (STEP) trainee Mohammed Rahman.

Opportunities to get involved in co-producing with us!

By ucjunhu, on 19 July 2020

Niccola from the Centre for Co-production reflects on the last 3 years’ work by the Centre co-producers and outlines what we still need to do in time for the Centre launch at the end of October 2020. Launch day for the Centre for Co-production is fast approaching! I hope you have 22 October in your […]

July’s Co-production Network: young people’s insights on virtual co-production

By Rory, on 17 July 2020

Our second virtual Co-production Network Session featured Louca-Mai, Jacq, Elena and Orla from eyeYPAG) a Young People’s Advisory Group for those with eye or vision problems as well as lots of thought-provoking discussions around breaking down barriers to virtual co-production. Thank you to everyone who attended and we hope to see you at our future […]

Human relationships make authentic co-production happen

By Rory, on 16 July 2020

Advisory group members Clare Dawson, Dawn McBean, Sally Percival, Sudhir Shah, Oli Williams and Niccola from UCL Centre for Co-production share their thoughts on the first Dissecting Health Research session Back in May the Centre for Co-production shared an upcoming opportunity to work with Oli Williams, a researcher funded by THIS Institute to conduct a […]

Handling History with Sarah Dhanjal Part 3

By Caroline Francis, on 15 July 2020

As part of a series looking at museum work that happens outside the public eye, we asked one of our longstanding workshop leaders about their experiences using different collections with primary school children.

Space Wars: Exclusion from Research

By Rory, on 13 July 2020

Rory from the UCL Centre for Co-production shares her thoughts about exclusion from research and chats to Sudhir Shah, a person with lived experience who has been involved in both co-production and patient public involvement in research work, and researcher from National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Northwest London, Meerat Kaur, […]