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Why you should get creative with your research

Jordan Abankwah31 March 2022

Holly shares her thoughts on the positive impact engagement and involvement have had on her work – and the benefits of being creative! My name is Holly, and I’m a PhD student at University College London in the Institute of Epidemiology & Healthcare, funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR). Here, I […]

UCL Repair Café: Hope, confidence and friendship

Jordan Abankwah11 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 […]

Dr Rupy Matharu: My Public Engagement Journey

Jordan Abankwah29 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

Jordan Abankwah11 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 […]

Handling History with Sarah Dhanjal part 4

Caroline Francis12 August 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. Sarah Dhanjal was an undergraduate and graduate student at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology and went on to a career working in engagement […]

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

Caroline Francis4 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

Caroline Francis29 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

Caroline Francis8 July 2020

This post is the sixth in a series about the Printmaking Project, which is part of a programme for secondary schools in east London. It is written by Nia Fekri, a final year BA student at the Slade School of Fine Art.

New Ways of Seeing: Printmaking as an Introduction to University Part 5

Mohammed Rahman17 June 2020

This post is the fifth 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 exhibition aspect of the programme and is written by Shared Training an Employment Programme (STEP) trainee Mohammed Rahman.

New Ways of Seeing: Printmaking as an Introduction to University Part 4

Mohammed Rahman3 June 2020

This post is the fourth 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 Chine-collé extension workshop which was added to the programme this year. It is written by Isobel Napier, Slade School of Fine Art graduate 2018.