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Training and support

We offer a range of training programmes to support you on your public engagement journey.

To get the best out of working partnerships we have put together a range of training programmes that will challenge the way we approach collaborative research.

Our current training opportunities help to build skills for writing research questions with partners, give practical advice on managing projects and provide guidance on evaluating impact.

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Our programmes

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Our training supports UCL staff and students at whatever stage they are on their public engagement journey. Whether you’re just starting out and need support finding your voice to communicate your research externally, or whether you’re ready to develop a dialogue, make collaborative decisions and work with external groups.


These training opportunities are delivered online, giving you the opportunity to learn at your own pace and to best correspond with timings of your project.

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Train and Engage 

For postgraduate research students this lively course features group and individual work, opportunities to develop your own ideas for public engagement and apply for a grant of £1000 to bring your project to life.


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Public Engagement Skills and Practice 

Run three times each year, this series of live interactive online talks cover a range of topics - from social media to creative approaches and impact. If you're an academic or member professional services staff why not see how it can support you?

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Find your voice 

For postgraduate students, or those wanting to develop confidence in communicating their research, this course includes practical tips including audience identification and how to adapt to a variety of contexts.


Supporting your teaching and research

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Community Research Initiative for Students

Make a difference with your masters dissertation or PhD thesis. We can connect you with London’s voluntary sector to share knowledge and ideas, to help shape your research around a current community need.

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Community Engaged Learning

Find out how you can access local knowledge that can shape your research. Learn about the challenges faced by communities local to UCL East and how you can help make an impact.

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Moodle resources

Password protected resources for academics working with building engagement into the curriculum


This work is a brilliant example. Working with patients, carers and members of the public allows you to gain valuable insights beyond your own knowledge.

Anne Laybourne, Evaluation Exchange participant

The knowledge from this course will help me in the exchange with both colleagues and the public.

Public Engagement Skills and Practice participant