The Bartlett


Thinking Impact: Community Engaged Teaching and Learning

23 March 2023, 10:00 am–11:30 am

Diverse group of women holding papers standing outside residential estate with high-rise buildings

This Thinking Impact event considers pathways to impact from teaching through engagement with community groups.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students




Tadhg Caffrey, Faculty Impact Manager

‘Thinking Impact’ is a space for staff and students to discuss the change we make through our teaching, learning, and research related activities. The series presents a variety of topics for discussion, with the aim to support the development of staff and students. Thinking Impact events bring together a diverse but related set of views to discuss impact.  We aim to contribute to a culture within the faculty where impact, in its diverse form, is a valued activity across research, teaching, innovation and enterprise.

The next ‘Thinking Impact’ session is on Thursday 23rd March, 10am-11.30am (online). Together we will discuss pathways to impact from teaching through engagement with community groups. We will: 

  • Discuss examples of engagement related teaching and learning, and how this looks like in practice
  • Create space for reflection and discussion on how the impact agenda provides barriers and enablers for engagement within teaching and learning
  • Offer advice and ideas on how to create meaningful impacts through our teaching and learning

The session will be a combination of short presentations and discussions, and we encourage all staff and students with an interest in impact and professional development to attend.

About the Speakers

Elena Besussi

Community Engaged Learning Fellow and Lecturer at Bartlett School of Planning

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Thomas Kador

Lecturer in Creative Health at UCL Arts & Sciences

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Anne Laybourne

Community Research Manager at UCL Volunteering Services

Dr Lucy Natarajan

Associate Professor at Bartlett School of Planning