Institute of Education


UCL representatives examine how their work aids embassy staff

16 May 2019

Representatives from UCL have welcomed education and science and technology attachés from 25 embassies accredited in London.

Wooden flags from around the world. Image: Karen Roe via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

The group are members of the London Education & Research Network (LEARN) which meets to discuss topics of interest to embassy staff working in the education, science and culture areas. 

The group was welcomed to UCL by Dr Celia Caulcott, Vice-Provost (Enterprise) who drew attention to the many ways in which UCL can support the work of embassy staff, through the University’s research, teaching, global reach and our multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the world's greatest challenges.

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The event included presentations from Conor Rickford (UCL Global Engagement Office) on Brexit and UCL Institute of Education’s Dr Karen Edge on ESRC-funded research on leadership and generational theory.

Dr Edge’s talk explored evidence from how Generation X (people born from 1961-1980) school leaders in London, New York and Toronto interpreted their roles as leaders. Colleagues discussed how different generations of leaders and employees approach work and what potential challenges this may present. Advice derived from the study highlights the importance of being explicit about role modelling balance at work and beyond and ensuring future leaders are even more diverse.

The meeting, which was co-organised and hosted by UCL Innovation & Enterprise, the UCL Global Engagement Office and UCL Research, provided a valuable opportunity for the University to showcase and apply its world recognized research.