Train and Engage
For postgraduate students (research)

Train and Engage is our flagship training and funding programme for UCL postgraduate research students. Participants attend a series of public engagement training sessions, then have the opportunity to apply for funding of up to £1000 to run their own public engagement projects. 

In July 2018 we funded 10 projects. Read more about them here.

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This series of sessions is tailored to support UCL postgraduate research students interested in developing and applying their public engagement knowledge and skills. The interactive sessions provide practical opportunities to explore the variety of ways in which researchers can effectively interact with and involve public groups, and to apply for money to run their own activities.

The sessions are open to students of all backgrounds and levels of experience, and are designed to build on your existing skills and interests. The initial session provides you with the background and context for further developing your public engagement skills and knowledge. Further sessions allow you to plan and implement activities, formats and/or events that are best suited to your particular subject specialism and interests.

Session 1: Introduction to Public Engagement

Tue 26 Mar 2019, 2:00pm - 5:00pm 

Wed 27 Mar 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Session 2: Practical Public Engagement

Tue 2 Apr 2019, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed 3 Apr 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Session 3: Project Management 

Tue 9 Apr 2019, 2:00pm - 5:00pm 

Wed 10 Apr 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm 

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Once you have attended the Train and Engage workshops, you can apply for up to £1000 of funding to implement your public engagement ideas. Funded projects are supported by the UCL Public Engagement Unit with advice, experience and resources to help as you design, develop, deliver and evaluate your project.

Applications are not currently open for submission. The next funding deadline is likely to be summer 2019.

Applicants must have previously attended training delivered by the UCL Culture, as specified in the guidance. Applicants who do not read the guidance document and contact the Public Engagement Unit prior to submission are unlikely to receive funding.

We also have a document answering some practical questions about receiving and spending the funding.

You can download a list of all previous funded projects.

Contact: publicengagement@ucl.ac.uk


This project builds on previous successful Train and Engage programmes run for postgraduate students in all three of UCL's schools, as well as a pilot project for Arts and Humanities students at UCL and Birkbeck.

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