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Introducing UCL X STEP Trainee: Jordan Abankwah

Jordan Abankwah19 May 2021

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 […]

Windrush Cricket – uncovering a hidden history

Caroline Francis4 March 2021

This article has been written by Montaz Marché, Research Assistant for Windrush Cricket and is part of a new series exploring what UCL Community Engagement work has looked like during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The project was supported with funding from UCL East as part of the Community Engagement Seed Fund. It is difficult to put […]

Prison: a place for co-production

Rory18 January 2021

How can co-production happen in prisons and why does it matter that it does? We have two great guest authors with us to share their reflections – Paula who works in prisoner engagement for the Prison Reform Trust and has lived experience of imprisonment. And Chantal who is a research fellow at UCL specialising in […]

Learning from ‘Our Voices’: how collaboration and radical optimism got us here

Rory22 November 2020

Our guest author Shuranjeet provides some reflections on why he thought a zine like ‘Our Voices’ was needed, how it helped him understand the complexities around collaboration, and how we can build on these lessons in the future when co-producing.

Pioneering co-production in mental health settings

Rory22 November 2020

Guest author and Co-production Collective co-producer Mark looks back at many years of co-production experience. He reflects on how his own mental health journey influenced service change and better collaboration within teams.