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What happened when we finally met: enabling collaboration during Covid19

Lizzy Baddeley6 August 2020

When the Community Engagement Team began our second programme of Trellis – a collaborative programme bringing together UCL researchers, artists and east London communities – we did not expect that those collaborations would need to be fostered during a global pandemic.

Fun and games can prevent diabetes

Briony Fleming14 May 2019

This Blog has been written by Joanna Morrison, Senior Research Associate in the Institute for Global Health, and this project has taken place with funding from The Wellcome Trust, and additional support from a UCL Culture Beacon Bursary award. On February 22nd and 23rd the dusty public park of Bara Bigha in Janakpur was transformed […]

Evaluation Exchange: An Alternative way to evaluate

Lizzy Baddeley12 December 2017

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 (VSO) in east London to solve an evaluation challenge. Read previous post in this series. In today’s blog we’re meeting the team at the Alternatives Trust (Julia, Jenny and Jade) and their […]

Partnerships on your doorstep: working meaningfully together

Lizzy Baddeley8 December 2017

How do we connect with communities around us, and how do we maintain those relationships? On the 29th November the Public Engagement Unit hosted a Public Engagement Network meeting on community partnerships. We had really excellent and lively discussions around the benefits, challenges and best practice associated with doing this kind of work, which we […]