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The Bartlett celebrates three winners at the UCL Provost’s Public Engagement Awards

8 June 2018

A Bartlett researcher, PhD student and affiliated researcher from the Geography Department have all been recognised in the awards celebrating the best of public engagement at UCL.

Student walks across the portico at the UCL Wilkins Building

We are delighted to announce that this year, three out of the seven Provost’s Public Engagement Awards have a connection to The Bartlett.

The Awards recognise the contributions of UCL staff, students and their community partners in making the university’s research and teaching accessible to both the local community and the wider world. They are organised by UCL Culture's Public Engagement Unit.


Early Career Researcher Award – Dr Andrea Rigon (UCL Development Planning Unit)

Andrea, a lecturer on our Social Development Practice MSc, has been recognised for his work with the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre.

Student Award: Nicola Antaki (UCL Development Planning Unit / Bartlett School of Architecture)

Nicola, a joint DPU-BSA PhD student, has been recognised for her doctoral work with communities and children in Mumbai. A practicing architect, Antaki has developed a new teaching method that enables children to redesign their environment.

Established Award: Dr Elena-Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (UCL Migration Unit)

Elena was recognised for her outstanding commitment to promoting social justice for refugees. Co-director of UCL's Migration Research Unit (based at the Geography Deparment), Elena is also Head of Public Engagement for RELIEF!, a transdiscplinary research collaboration led by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity at The Bartlett.