The Public Engagement Unit works with individuals, teams and departments to build capacity for institutional change.

Our training is designed to assist staff and students whatever the stage of their public engagement journey. Whether you’re just starting out and need support finding your voice to communicate your research to others outside the university, or whether you’re ready to develop a dialogue, make collaborative decisions and work with external groups

Currently, we offer training to post graduate research students and have plans to broaden this to include other career stages.

Train and engage

Train and Engage is for postgraduate research students. It provides the opportunity to attend public engagement training and then apply for grants of up to £1,000. These interactive and challenging sessions are provided by UCL Public Engagement Unit and feature group and individual work as well as the chance to develop your own public engagement ideas for funding.

UCL Doctoral School training

Delivered through the UCL Doctoral School we run a version of the Train and Engage programme. Alongside this, we offer training to help students gain specific skills to support them on their public engagement journey. Our Find Your Voice session is for those completely new to engagement, while the Taking Part in Festivals and Facilitation Skills sessions are designed for those who have already attended our introductory sessions.

Commissioned training

We can also run any of our existing training sessions outlined above for groups of UCL staff and students on request. We would normally ask for three months’ notice for this kind of request and will do our very best to meet demand whenever we have capacity as a team.

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