UCL was founded on a vision to open education and knowledge to the world. It still stands today and following this vision, UCL Culture is committed to engaging with the wider public and with its local communities through a range of projects and activities.
This includes working with schools in the vicinity of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, engaging with new students through a virtual map of the Bloomsbury campus, or collaborating with artists and local communities in East London.
Find out more about these recent UCL Culture's virtual projects below.
For more information on engagement, UCL Collections, and cultural news and events, visit the UCL Culture website.
ENGAGING WITH SCHOOLS
Ask the Experts
'Ask the Experts' gives young people the chance to ask all sorts of exciting and inquisitive questions directly to our UCL experts, as well as providing an opportunity to find out more about the types of things that are studied at UCL.
Bio-Robotics and Animal Movement
This project, for secondary schools in East London, explores the links between robots, computer programming and animal movement.
Since 2018, teams of students on the Museums and Galleries in Education MA at UCL have worked with a year 5 class throughout the academic year - in collaboration with George Mitchell Primary School in the London borough of Waltham Forest.
Make an Impression II
'Make An Impression' is a printmaking project that shares UCL’s resources and skills with young artists aged 13-18. In 2020, the project resulted in an online showcase of the drypoint and chine-collé prints made by six east London schools and colleges.
ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY
Trellis Festival - April 2021
Trellis connects UCL's world-class researchers with dynamic contemporary artists and local communities in east London, to foster a pioneering programme of knowledge exchange and facilitate co-creation of artworks near the site of UCL East. Trellis took place between 12-18 April in east London and online.
You See All
At the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year, UCL Culture created the 'You See All' game - based on a mythical world, parallel version of the Bloomsbury campus - as a way to encourage new UCL students to work together, have fun, and explore the world around them whilst staying safe.