Beacons for Public Engagement

The UCL Public Engagement Unit was created in 2008 as one of 6 in the United Kingdom to be funded by the beacons for public engagement programme set up by HEFCE, Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust.

Beacons funding was intended to help the staff of UCL:

  • To work with audiences that UCL has not traditionally talked or listened to, including socially excluded groups.
  • To better connect UCL with London, through work with local communities and creative organisations in the local area.
  • To find new models and opportunities for dialogue between academic and non-academic groups in all of UCL's subjects.
  • To increase the amount and quality of public engagement work undertaken at UCL.

You can find out more about the beacons for public engagement programme on the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement's website:

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