The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


Thinking of university and civil society engagement

31 January 2017, 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

Childs drawing - "Not having enough space at home to do things"

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Bartlett The Development Planning Unit


G08, Chadwick Building, Main Quad, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

The aim of this seminar is to facilitate a dialogue between different actors involved in civil society and university engagement to reflect on benefits, enablers and challenges of these kind of relationships. Starting from a particular experience, the relation between the Master in Social Development Practice of The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (UCL) and Citizens UK, the seminar will bring reflections on how relevant and meaningful is civil society engagement for students, academics and participants of social organizations. Furthermore this session hopes to discuss the role of university and civil society engagement in fostering a more democratic and transformative citizenship.

Tentative programme

4pm - 5.30pm

Welcome and Introduction

Presentation and discussion on the Master on Social Development Practice and Citizens UK engagement

Alexandre Apsan Frediani (DPU), Stephanie Leonard (Citizens UK), Students from MSc SDP, Alejandra Boni (Ingenio)

Q&A with the public

5.30pm - 5.45pm

Coffee break

5.45pm - 7pm

Comments and discussion

Elaine Unterhalter (IOE)

Tristan McCowan (IOE)

Jude Fransman (Open University)

Q&A with the public