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8 recommendations for running online training – revisited!

Jordan Abankwah1 May 2022

This blog has been written by Ben Littlefield (Public Engagement Manager – BEAMS UCL) it reflects on public engagement training delivered for the UCL internal community: undergraduates, postgraduates, academic and professional services staff over the past two years. Two years ago, we published a blog entitled ‘8 Simple (recommended) Rules for running online training’ this […]

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 […]

Co-developing training for researchers with patient involvement

Caroline Francis14 April 2021

This blog has been written by Helen Craig, Kim Gurwitz, Linda von Neree, and Anna Mamwell. A story of co-developing a translational research training resource for researchers with patients and members of the public. In 2020/21, a year where the patient voice is especially in need of being heard, Helen and colleagues share their story […]

Covid-19’s effects on Diverse Ethnic Communities: a deeper understanding through co-production

Caroline Francis23 February 2021

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 […]

Learning in Lockdown: Ask the Expert has Launched

Caroline Francis6 January 2021

As the country enters its third national lockdown and with schools set to be closed until February half-term or longer, we have an exciting new project to help students stay engaged with learning at home.

The next STEP: my traineeship and beyond!

Briony Fleming18 November 2020

In this blog, Caroline Francis, Community Engagement and Public Art Associate in the UCL Engagement Team, shares some of her highlights of working at UCL during the STEP traineeship, and also what she’s looking forward to during the rest of her time at UCL. Last Friday marked the end of my journey on the year-long […]

Black Lives Still Matter: inclusion and diversity in our work

Caroline Francis5 November 2020

 This blog has been written by Briony Fleming (Community Engagement Manager) and Caroline Francis (STEP trainee).

STEPping into lockdown

Caroline Francis2 September 2020

In this blog post, STEP trainee Caroline reflects on her experience of joining UCL Culture during the Coronavirus lockdown and working with the Engagement team.

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 […]