What can I use a Beacon Bursary for?

Typical applications for the bursary scheme might be:

  • A departmental open day part-organised by local people
  • Bringing NHS service-users into UCL to help train future medical staff
  • Developing UCL staff or students' public engagement skills (for example, podcasting, facilitation or communication skills)
  • Buying or developing tools and equipment (for example, a mobile phone application) for UCL students or staff to use in public engagement activities
  • Development costs for an application for larger funding for a major public engagement activity
  • A participatory arts project with NHS patients
  • Hire fees for a public exhibition, event or meeting space
  • Activities encouraging an audience to share their thoughts and views on the future direction of a specific area of UCL research
  • Workshops that use UCL’s links with policymakers to enable citizens who do not usually have a voice to influence policy
  • A public event inviting people to get involved in areas of UCL that aren’t usually open to people outside academia


Please note that Beacons funding is intended primarily for work with adults.


Applications will be judged by a panel of two UCL staff with extensive public engagement experience. These staff are not members of the UCL Public Engagement Unit.

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