UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Engagement Opportunities

There are many different ways to start, develop and find funding for healthcare engineering engagement activities, for anyone interested in any type of engagement at any level. 

Take a look at the opportunities below, if you have any questions or are interested in any further information email d.s.taylor@ucl.ac.uk for more information.

The page below is split into opportunities to do engagement, from festivals to writing for the media, though to the training and funding that give the chance to develop new skills and projects. Click on one of the headers below to go straight to that section.

Engagement Opportunities

Bloomsbury Festival 2020

Date: Saturday 24th October 11.30-5pm
Deadline for Interest: End of May

This local festival features a wide range of arts, culture and science every November across the Bloomsbury area under broad themes. The main way to get involved is the Seeing and Believing Hub, an area of stalls, workshops and activities on Saturday 24th October 11.30-5pm.

The 2020 theme is vision, including medical imaging, computer vision, human sight, visionary research and technology, more information is available here

To register your interest contact ​avni@bloomsburyfestival.org.uk by the end of May. 

Write for The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, that sources insights straight from the academic and research community and delivers these direct to the public. They have a large readership, including from the media, who often pick up and publicise stories wider.

They are always looking for new pieces of around xxx - xxx words across all disciplines, they also offer support and advice. If you're interested in writing for The Conversation get in touch with xxxxx to find out more.  

UCL WEISS at Bloomsbury Festival 2017Training and Support

Digital Public Engagement Training 

The UCL Public Engagement Unit have developed a package of online training available for you to complete at any time, including introductions, writing into grants and practical skills. These modules are designed to be taken in order, but you can dip in and out if you are looking for specific content. 

UCL Public Engagement Network

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.

Sign up to the UCL Public Engagement Network Newsletter.

Public Engagement NetworksFunding Opportunities

STFC Spark Awards

Funding: Up to £15,000
Deadline: 21 May

STFC Spark Award holders undertake high quality programmes of novel public engagement that inspire and involve target publics with STFC science and technology. The maximum funding available for a Spark Award is £15,000.

Regular Past Opportunities

BSA Media Fellowships (May)

The British Science Association Media Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend two to six weeks working at the heart of a media outlet such as the Guardian, BBC Breakfast or the Londonist.