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Facilitating international policy engagement at UCL

18 May 2022

Colleagues across all UCL Faculties and Departments are invited to share their perspectives to shape this project on engagement with global policymakers.

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Global Engagement, the European Institute and UCL Public Policy have started to co-convene a project to better understand and facilitate international policy engagement across UCL Faculties. The project aims to surface and showcase the varied work already happening at UCL, develop training resources and engagement activities, and to draw together recommendations for sustainable support in this area.

As a first step towards assessing academics’ aspirations and support needs in international policy engagement, colleagues across UCL are invited to share their perspective during any of the three workshops below and to respond to a short survey. Contributions to the workshops and survey will feed into the creation of training sessions with policymakers, a learning module hosted on UCL eXtend, and the coordination of events such as international policy roundtables.

Register to attend the 1h workshop hosted Teams:

6th June: How can UCL support your engagement with European/EU policymakers post-Brexit

7th June: How can UCL support your engagement with policymakers in LMICs

9th June: How can UCL support your engagement with International Organisations

Those wishing to find out more or to get involved can also directly get in touch by emailing the project team Elinor Kruse (Global Engagement), Lucy Shackleton (the European Institute) and Audrey Tan (UCL Public Policy).


In line with UCL’s position as London’s Global University, UCL research and expertise informs policymaking across the globe. However, as noted in UCL’s ‘Evolving the Grand Challenges’ strategy paper, the perceived inaccessibility and fragmentation of UCL hinders potential contributions to international policy responses.

The purpose of this project is to: enhance clarity of UCL’s current international policy engagement and use it to illustrate UCL’s positive global impact, create new opportunities for sharing and learning, and to develop a plan for future support to academics in this field.

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