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 […]
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 […]
This blog post is part of a new series exploring what UCL Community Engagement work has looked like during the Covid-19 pandemic. This article has been written by Suzy Kirby, Marketing/Communications Lead at Money A+E. The project was supported with funding from UCL Culture and UCL East as part of Listen and Respond. Prosperity: How […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]