Public Engagement Network
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Welcome to the UCL Public Engagement Network. A combination of regular meetings and a monthly email newsletter, the network brings together UCL staff and students interested in public engagement.

By creating a network of likeminded people, we aim to inspire UCL staff and students to undertake public engagement, share different approaches to engagement and create a forum for exchange and interaction. We want to enable the sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practice and ensure that the support we can offer is known across UCL.

You can read overviews of previous events on the UCL Public Engagement Unit blog.

UCL Public Engagement Network sessions bring together all kinds of people who are interested in public engagement: whether you’re an old hand or a complete novice please bring your experience and questions to what we hope will be lively, thought-provoking and participatory sessions.

Upcoming events:

Spaces for public engagement: Festivals

5th December, 2pm-4pm

Rockefeller Building 337 David Sacks

Festivals can be great spaces for engaging with a wide variety of people, but it can be a challenge to create activities that are fun but also create space to explore complex research questions. This session will explore different types of festivals and examples of activities to help you plan your own.

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What to do when you don't know what to do!

30th January 2019, 2pm-4pm

Institute of Education Room W3.06

If you are interested in public engagement, but you just aren't sure how to get started, this is the workshop for you! Share thoughts on how to connect to the people who might be touched by your work, troubleshoot with our team around who you might work with, and figure out what you could do with them in this intereactive session.

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Each Public Engagement Network meeting runs differently, but they commonly follow this format:

15 minutes before sessionTea and coffee available
First hourSpeakers on related subjects and discussion
 Tea break
Second hourGroup based activities on the subject
30 minutes following the meetingsMembers of the Engagement team available to offer advice and support

For the latest news and events from the UCL Public Engagement Network sign up to the UCL Public Engagement newsletter

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