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UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing (GCHW): Getting Involved

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Central to the UCL GCHW is our engagement with policymakers, practitioners, business, NGOs, opinion formers, prospective students and other academics.

There are also many different opportunities for you to actively engage with and inform our work on social and cultural diversity in its many forms. These include:


Research – in numerous interdisciplinary groups as well as in departments across 10 academic faculties. Examples of interdisciplinary research initiatives supported by GCHW include, for example, the UCL CRUCIBLE Centre for Lifelong Health & Wellbeing.


Hundreds of undergraduate and graduate (research and taught) programmes – including those in:

  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Chinese Health & Humanity
  • Classics
  • Cognitive & Decision Sciences
  • Culture, Materials & Design
  • History of Art
  • Human Evolution & Behaviour
  • Language & Culture
  • Lifelong Health & Wellbeing
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology.


UCL Enterprise – including:

  • UCL Advances, which stimulates the culture of entrepreneurship and business interaction and brings business and UCL together
  • UCL Business, which maximises the commercial value of UCL’s intellectual property assets and carries out commercial transactions
  • UCL Consultants, who help provide access to the wealth of expertise at UCL and manage bespoke consultancy contracts


Events – including public lectures, symposia and workshops, and exhibitions and events at our eight museums and collections.

Global Citizenship

Global citizenship – the ways in which we seek to prepare our students to respond to the intellectual, social and personal challenges that they will encounter throughout their lives and careers.

The UCL Public Engagement Unit – encouraging two-way communication between staff and external groups.

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