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Provost's Awards for Public Engagement

8 December 2011

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their public engagement work at UCL?  This is your opportunity to nominate someone from the UCL community for the third annual Provost's Awards for Public Engagement.

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You can nominate in up to four categories:

  • Public engager of the year - student
  • Public engager of the year - support staff
  • Public engager of the year - research/academic staff grade 6 or 7
  • Public engager of the year - research/academic staff grade 8 and above

"There's a huge range of public engagement work going on at UCL - whether that's supporting communities with our expertise, encouraging people outside the institution to contribute their knowledge to our programmes, or working together with the public on our research, teaching and learning. "

Hilary Jackson (UCL Public Engagement Unit)

The winners of each category will receive £1,000. A fifth prize of £1,000 will be awarded by the UCL Public Engagement Unit to the head of department or head of UCL research institute who has shown the strongest commitment to a culture change towards public engagement, in the last year. These awards recognise the hard work that people at UCL put in to sharing their research, teaching, and learning with public groups outside the university.

Hilary Jackson from UCL Public Engagement Unit, explained: "I'm thrilled that we'll be recognising the work of UCL's staff and students at the third annual Provost's Awards for Public Engagement. The awards reflect UCL's ongoing commitment to supporting staff and students who are sharing their work with people outside the institution."

"We love taking the opportunity to celebrate with everyone who is nominated and to thank them for the public work they do."

A panel of experienced judges, including academic and support staff from across UCL, will choose the prize-winners.  When writing a nomination, please remember that the panel can only judge based on the contents of the nomination, so please do try to convey as much as possible about how the nominee meets the criteria in your answers to the questions on the form.

The closing date for nominations is Monday 12 December at 5pm. If you want to discuss the awards further, please contact Hilary Jackson in the Public Engagement Unit at publicengagement@ucl.ac.uk

Image: President and Provost Professor Malcolm Grant with winners at last years' awards.

Related links:

Last year's winners
Public Engagement at UCL