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Help shape UCL’s Strategic Priorities

By Briony Fleming, on 26 January 2022

Share your thoughts on UCL’s proposed new strategic plan and encourage your external partners to do the same. As you may know by now, UCL is consulting on a brand-new five-year strategic plan and is keen to get feedback from both the UCL community and the external partners and communities that we work with. We […]

Maternal health and child protection: key messages so far from public engagement

By h.craig, on 24 January 2022

My name is Claire, and I’m a PhD student at University College London (Staff profile link). I am conducting research into maternal health and child protection in England. Throughout my project, I hope to better understand the health and healthcare needs of birth mothers who have had their children subject to care proceedings. In England, […]

RGB East – What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Engagement?

By Jordan Abankwah, on 1 December 2021

Jo Guile (Slade School of Fine Art and Artist), Emily Patterson (Institute of Ophthalmology), and partners Into Focus Project Team – Four Corners Film and Photography Centre, talk about how they navigated partnerships and different expectations of Public Engagement, and came out with a project that benefitted all. Hello! It’s Jo speaking, here. Our partnership […]

Dr Rupy Matharu: My Public Engagement Journey

By Jordan Abankwah, on 29 September 2021

When I was asked to write this blog post about my public engagement journey, I was both honoured and reluctant. Honoured, because this is a fantastic opportunity to share my journey with you all. Reluctant, because I still feel like a rubber dingy trying to navigate a treacherous ocean in the dark (the ocean, of […]

Gorillas and Frogs: The use of 3D printed replica objects for handling in schools during the pandemic

By Jordan Abankwah, on 11 August 2021

This article has been written by Schools Engagement Manager, Emma Bryant, who is dedicated to working with schools in the vicinity of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Because of the pandemic the School’s Engagement Programme for the UCL Museums had to be a radically adapted. The UCL museums closed and schools were having to embrace […]

Introducing UCL X STEP Trainee: Jordan Abankwah

By Jordan Abankwah, on 19 May 2021

First off, I want to start off by saying hello to everybody at UCL – my name is Jordan Abankwah, your new Community Engagement and Public Arts Trainee, courtesy of east London’s Shared Training Employment Programme (STEP) Managed by Create Jobs. I’ll be working with the Community Engagement and Public Art team at UCL, whose […]

Co-developing training for researchers with patient involvement

By Caroline Francis, on 14 April 2021

This blog has been written by Helen Craig, Kim Gurwitz, Linda von Neree, and Anna Mamwell. A story of co-developing a translational research training resource for researchers with patients and members of the public. In 2020/21, a year where the patient voice is especially in need of being heard, Helen and colleagues share their story […]

Newham Youth Map: a new digital resource for young people

By Caroline Francis, on 17 March 2021

This blog post is part of a new series exploring what UCL Community Engagement work has looked like during the Covid-19 pandemic. The article has been written by Mariana Faty Embalo and Irshad Chutoo who share their experiences of creating Newham Youth Map with Leah Lovett and Duncan Hay from UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis.   The […]

Co-designing services for young east Londoners during COVID-19 and beyond.

By Caroline Francis, on 10 March 2021

This article has been written by Diana Hysenaj and David Adesanya, two young people from east London, and is part of a new series exploring what UCL Community Engagement work has looked like during the Covid-19 pandemic. This project was supported with funding from UCL East as part of Listen and Respond. Fuse is a co-design project […]

Co-Production Collective has a new home!

By Lizzie, on 4 March 2021

Co-Production Collective has a brand new website, so this will be the last post from us on the UCL Engagement blog. But we’re not going far and hope you will join us there!