As its buildings will be, the academic vision for UCL East has been built up from the ground upwards. The process to develop the academic vision for the campus was initially led by Steve Caddick, then Vice-Provost (Enterprise), and afterwards by Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research). Ideas for new activities to be accommodated in Phase 1 of the campus were initially proposed by members of the academic community. These ideas were developed and subjected to peer review in 2015 and early 2016 and, finally, discussed in an all-staff consultation in March 2016.
The process identified a set of exciting and innovative academic activities for Phase 1, led by, and bringing together, academic staff primarily within the Faculties of Arts & Humanities, Built Environment, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, and Social & Historical Sciences.
Since 2016, under the leadership of the Academic Director and Deputy Academic Director, representatives from these faculties have worked together to further develop a shared academic vision for the campus, as well as a set of common themes that unify and integrate the proposed activities.
As we continue to plan for the campus, and develop our ideas in more detail, we will continue to consult with UCL staff, students, our partners, and members of the local community.