In 2018-2020, the UCL Public Engagement Unit has funding for knowledge exchange activities with communities in east London as part of UCL East.
This programme will explore:
- How knowledge exchange activity between universities and communities can maximise impact for both partners
- How partnerships between universities and communities can best be supported to flourish
As part of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding, UCL Culture is creating opportunities for knowledge exchange between researchers and communities around our future campus at UCL East.
All activity will be themed around the key interests of the EPSRC.
There will be three strand of activity:
Community partnership building events
UCL staff and postgraduate research students were invited to co-deliver, with UCL Culture, partnership building events between researchers and external communities around the research themes of the EPSRC.
Relationships established or developed at these events will be able to apply for follow on funding to continue working together.
UCL Culture is running up a programme of artist/research collaborations which will culminate in a one off, two week long exhibition in October 2019 around the site of the new UCL East campus.
Training in knowledge exchange and community engagement
In order to build capacity at UCL for researchers to participate in community engagement and knowledge exchange, UCL Culture is working to expand and digitise our training offer.
The first co-horts will participate in this training in 2019 and the themes will be:
- Introduction to public and community engagement and knowledge exchange
- Public engagement as part of your research grant
- Practical skills for community and public engagement
- Evaluating the impact of engagement and knowledge exchange
Email Lizzy Baddeley for more information.
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