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Archive for the 'Networks' Category

Keep calm and co-produce: we’re going virtual!

By Niccola, on 17 April 2020

So… times have changed a little haven’t they? We are still here though, and very much still working on co-producing the Centre. We hope that getting involved in co-production activities will provide you with a welcome distraction from the day to day. On the other hand, we totally understand if getting involved at the moment […]

Co-producers Sarah, Clement, and Annegret – our thoughts on the UCL Centre for Co-production

By rejbsan, on 8 August 2019

We’ve had the privilege of getting to know so many great people through the UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research, from the start back in 2017, to our most recent co-creation session. We really enjoy working together, sharing ideas about the Centre and collectively deciding upon the way forward. So… this community-building buzz is […]

The Only Way is Ethics

By helencraig, on 16 April 2019

How did we end up bringing together 20 people to talk about ethics on a Wednesday afternoon? It started with the UCL Public Engagement Network, a bi-termly meeting which exists to bring together UCL staff and students interested in public engagement. Topics are suggested and voted on by members – and one of the most popular […]

East Engagement Network: exploring collaboration and knowledge exchange in east London

By Briony Fleming, on 5 March 2019

Last week (27th February) we had the latest instalment of the East Engagement Network meetings (EEN). The East Engagement Network is growing forum for staff and students involved in the UCL East project, and those who are under-taking or interested in engagement work in east London. The network meetings are designed to create a space […]

When two become one: ways to ‘spice up’ creating collaborations

By Briony Fleming and Lizzy Baddeley, on 14 January 2019

This Blog has been written by Lizzy Baddeley: Project Manager (EPSRC Community Engagement), who is leading the Trellis project. Trellis is exploring methods for knowledge exchange between university and community partners. So, what’s the best way to bring together a group of artists and a group of researchers who have never met before to help […]

Our trip north of the wall: reflections on 2018 Engage conference

By Lizzy Baddeley, on 12 December 2018

“Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the UK The public engagement professionals were coming out to play” Every November, the UCL Engagement team makes a yearly pilgrimage to the Engage conference, a national gathering of engagement professionals organised by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). It’s a chance for us to […]

Training, Networking, and Co-production: a reading week marathon.

By Briony Fleming, on 21 November 2018

Today we’re looking back at reading week, and some of the activity the UCL Engagement Team delivered. We were all hands on deck with a week of events and training to support researchers and staff improve and develop their skills and understanding of Public Engagement. Public Engagement: Skills and Practice. On Wednesday 7th November, we […]

Creative Evaluation: Public Engagement Network Meeting

By Briony Fleming, on 29 October 2018

This post has been written by Helen Craig: Public Engagement Manager (SLMS) Does evaluation for impact always have to mean a questionnaire? The latest Public Engagement Network meeting was all about Creative Methods for Evaluating Impact, so that’s the question 20 UCL researchers came together to explore on Wednesday October 10 2018. Dr. Gemma Moore […]

The Community of Engagers: facilitating conversations with public and patient groups

By ucwetca, on 22 May 2018

On Tuesday 1st May 2018 the UCL SLMS Community of Engagers met to share their different experiences and techniques for facilitating public engagement and public involvement events. UCL SLMS Community of Engagers meetings are designed to share learning and advice, and to link up those within UCL SLMS who are working in Public Engagement and […]

Make the world your classroom: Public Engagement Network

By Briony Fleming, on 15 May 2018

On the 25th April, together with the Arena Centre, the Public Engagement Unit hosted their most recent network meeting. The event was focussed on Public Engagement in the curriculum and we heard from a range of speakers outlining their experiences of trying to embed engagement work in their teaching.