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UCL welcomes three new STEP trainees

By sadesarumi, on 16 December 2022

This blog has been written collaboratively by Sadé Sarumi, Salma Mohamed and Makella Ketedzi introducing themselves as they joined UCL. Now five-months in to their time at UCL watch this space for further updates. This year UCL welcomes three (yes, three!) new STEP trainees working across teams at UCL. STEP, east London’s Shared Training Employment […]

UCL Repair Café: Hope, confidence and friendship

By Jordan Abankwah, on 11 March 2022

The following blog has been written by Sara Brouwer (Institute of Making), Fiona Dear (The Restart Project), Ben Littlefield (UCL Engagement) and Rupy Kaur Matharu (Mechanical Engineering Researchers Society). The UCL Repair Café that took place on 17th February 2022 was a collaboration between the Institute of Making, UCL Engagement, Dean Sully and volunteers from […]

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, […]

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-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! 

A new partnership for Co-Production Collective

By Niccola, on 3 March 2021

Niccola and co-producer Sarah O’Brien bring you right up to speed on a new partnership for Co-Production Collective with NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Engagement in lockdown: A new blog series

By Caroline Francis, on 21 February 2021

Over the past year, the engagement team has worked hard to continue to support UCL researchers and staff to engage with communities, albeit in new and different ways. In this new blog series, we’ll be sharing insights from the community engagement team and those involved in projects we’ve funded, considering a variety of perspectives and […]

What’s next for Co-Production Collective?

By Rory, on 15 February 2021

Niccola & Lizzie have been having a think about ‘where to next?’ for Co-Production Collective, based on all of our previous co-creation work and conversations. Fancy joining us for this next stage of the journey?

Working towards a more inclusive Co-Production Collective

By Niccola, on 15 February 2021

Niccola takes a look back to June 2020 and the blog she and Cristina wrote highlighting the lack of diversity in academia and concerns about our co-production community becoming less diverse.