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Reflections from the Recovery College on online co-production during COVID-19

Rory20 June 2020

This blog was written by Ana and Ksenija from the Recovery College, an organisation aiming to break down barriers and reduce the stigma of mental health by emphasising hope, control and opportunity to all members of the Camden and Islington community through their free courses.

8 Simple (recommended) Rules for running online training.

Briony Fleming28 April 2020

This blog has been written by Ben Littlefield (Public Engagement Manager – BEAMS). The UCL Engagement Team is dedicated to supporting people across UCL to get involved in effective, mutually beneficial, public engagement. One of the primary ways we do this is through training and skill development. COVID-19 and social distancing hit right in the […]

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

Lizzy Baddeley12 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.

Briony Fleming21 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 […]

The Community of Engagers: discussing ways of making connections with diverse groups

ucwetca23 March 2018

On Wednesday 21st February the UCL SLMS Community of Engagers met to discuss ways of connecting with diverse public groups. 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 Public Involvement. Each meeting is an opportunity to get advice, […]

Engaging ideas: thoughts from the annual public engagement conference

Lizzy Baddeley18 December 2017

Last week, the whole of the Public Engagement Unit descended on Bristol for the annual Engage conference, run by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). This is a big event in the public engagement world, as it’s one of the few times we get together as a sector to talk about what we […]

Evaluation Exchange: Coming Together around the Iroko Tree

sejjgpi29 November 2017

For this blog post, IROKO and the UCL research team each offer their perspectives on the first months of the Evaluation Exchange. The Evaluation Exchange is a venture between UCL Public Engagement Unit and Aston-Mansfield, which sees groups of researchers from UCL working together with a voluntary sector organisation in east London to solve an evaluation […]