UCL 2034


An accessible, publicly engaged organisation: review of progress (2015–16)

Case studies for this principal theme

UCL continues to open up education in myriad ways.

Staff, students and our cultural engagement and widening participation teams have introduced our expertise, collections and educational offering to varied groups of people across our home city and beyond. 

The dialogues that have ensued have brought valuable perspectives that will enrich and broaden the impact of our work, not least on our UCL East campus.

We want as many people as possible to share the benefits of learning, wherever they are and whatever their stage or situation in life, and we’ve made great strides, in particular, this year in our life learning portfolio.

We have also launched the Campaign for UCL, a major UCL strategy for long-term global fundraising and community engagement that will underpin the delivery of some of the university’s biggest ambitions.

Rex Knight, Vice-Provost (Operations)


Spark Festival © Matt Clayton

Case studies

Five-day Festival of Culture

We held an adventurous range of free events for the public.

Enabling access to education

A new online course helps teachers support pupils’ university applications.

Training in developing economies with Vodafone

We are developing a bespoke programme leading to a postgraduate qualification.

Getting families involved at Spark Festival

Families in East London got hands on with our research. 

Teacher and professional engagement seminars

We are pooling our knowledge about educational equality. 

The museum is where the people are

Residents and pupils in Stratford explored what museums mean to them.

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