News & Events
Free Film Screening: "Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science"
22nd April, 2013, 6pm
Public Lecture Series 2010-11
18 October 2010
National Infrastructure Planning: Identifying the Public Interest
Sir Michael Pitt, Chair, Infrastructure & Planning Commission
14th Oct 2010
Plant diversity at the
Prof. Steve Hopper, Director, Kew Gardens
16th Nov 2010
The ingredients of a
zero carbon - zero waste city - Evolving a ZEDquarter with examples from the
Bill Dunster, Principal, Zedfactory Ltd
20th Jan 2011
"The Global Carbon Project: anticipating the evolution of CO2 trends"
Professor Corrine Le Quéré, Environmental Sciences, UEA
22nd March 2011
UCL takes its responsibilities to its local communities and the broader public very seriously. It seeks to engage with a wide variety of individuals and groups through public events and specific initiatives. It has a dedicated public engagement unit (see here for more details). This Unit works to support activities which encourage a culture of two-way conversations between University staff and groups outside the University.
The UCL Environment Institute sees public engagement as a key aspect of its work. Information about the Environment Institute’s public events is provided on our website. Please contact us for any more information about a specific event. We are happy to discuss specific ideas for public engagement with any member of the UCL community or outside stakeholders.
The Environment Institute supports an exciting initiative to engage school children with the climate change agenda. Project Genie offers lesson plans for Key Stage 2 (with KS1 coming soon!). They cover each of the 10 National Curriculum subject areas. They appeal to children of all abilities, through a variety of learning styles. More information about Project Genie is available here.
The UCL Volunteering Services Unit provides many opportunities for UCL members of staff and students to engage in a range of public-facing activities. They have links with Envision, which develops programmes to provide hands-on support for young people in schools and colleges on issues relating to citizenship education, sustainable development and the local community. For more information about volunteering through UCL please click here.