Sharing our work with the wider world
Provost’s Public Engagement Awards 2020
One of six winners of over 40 nominations was Beatboxing after Laryngectomy led by Dr Evangelos Himonides (Institute of Education) with charity Shout at Cancer. The charity specialises in speech training with music after laryngectomy, the surgical removal of the voice box due in most cases to cancer.
Together they enlisted the help of a national champion and involved local young people to find that beatboxing which celebrates the creation of novel sounds, was the perfect medium to share positivity around the voice in all its forms. This form of ‘creative rehabilitation’ has been seen as a beacon of hope for the laryngectomy community. We are so proud to see the communities that have developed around this and all the projects awarded this year.
Learn more about the awards, and see 2020 winners, on the UCL Culture website.
The Bartlett Promise
Ocean physicist delivers Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures
UCL East programme responds to COVID-19 community needs
Our new campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London will be the biggest expansion to the university since its foundation in 1826, giving us the opportunity to engage in exciting new partnerships with neighbouring communities.
Listen & Respond sought to address issues resulting from Covid-19 by partnering academics from across UCL with voluntary and community sector organisations local to UCL East. The resulting rapid response projects funded by UCL Culture focused on issues including money advice, childcare support, access to green space and mental health. The organisers are now developing an online ‘Matching Platform’ to facilitate further collaborations between UCL academics and local communities.