We believe that when a variety of voices are included, our research is better quality, more impactful, and more relevant in society. With networks across UCL, and outside UCL, we want to build connections between departments, disciplines, and communities.
Public Engagement Network
For UCL staff and students
The UCL Public Engagement Network brings together UCL staff and students interested in public engagement and keeps you up to date with new developments via regular meetings and newsletters.
The meetings are designed to appeal to all, whether you are a novice or a public engagement old-hand, and everyone from UCL is welcome. Find out when the next Network meeting is taking place.
Creating Connections is a regular networking event that brings together UCL staff and postgraduate students with representatives from community organisations, charities, residents’ groups, social enterprises and statutory organisations, with the aim of finding mutually beneficial ways to work together. It is organised by UCL’s Public Engagement Unit and UCLU’s Volunteering Services Unit usually in association with one or more community partner. We run these events in both Camden and in East London. Find out when the next one is and sign up to join the Creating Connections network.
UCL East Engagement Network
For UCL staff and students
The UCL East Engagement Network is open to both academics and non-academics who have responsibility for developing and delivering activities in East London. The networks aims are to:
- Develop and promote a shared understanding of UCL’s community and public engagement strategy across all relevant academic and professional service units at UCL.
- Champion best practice in community and public engagement.
- Provide a space where UCL staff involved in community and public engagement can access peer support, advice and challenge in relation to their engagement activity
- Share the learning of UCL East community and public engagement activity across the institution and use it to improve our delivery of outstanding engagement programmes in London and beyond
Contact the Engagement Manager East if you would like to get involved.
The School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS) Community of Engagers
The SLMS Community of Engagers has been set up to support researchers and staff who are working in Public Engagement and Patient and Public Involvement.
The Community of Engagers is designed to share access to skills, experiences, resources and knowledge between members who are interested in Patient Public Involvement and Public Engagement. The community is a peer network offering support and advice to those seeking to develop and share these skills. It is supportive of interactions with patient, community and public groups and individuals who can inform the various stages of the research process. It is primarily focused on face to face, termly meetings, with a digital presence and monthly newseter. While the community is open to everyone, it is focused on members of the School of Life and Medical Sciences at UCL, and on people who are interested in the intersection between patient and public engagement.
The network offers termly peer support meetings and a collaborative monthly newsletter for sharing Patient Public Involvement and PE opportunities.
Next meetings are TBC due to the ongoing Covid-19 reccomendations for social distancing.
To join the conversation and recieve the newsletter contact firstname.lastname@example.org.