Archive for October, 2015

Volunteering opportunities autumn 2015

October 9, 2015

As in previous years, there are opportunities for UCL students to work with and for community and activist groups on London planning this year. The School of Planning is working with the Just Space network to set up and support the opportunities. Two meetings are about to take place at which these will be outlined and relationships set up. There is one evening and one afternoon meeting so that more students can fit one in to their timetables. Come to whichever is more convenient.

These are opportunities to work voluntarily, outside your formal course, so you should take care not to shoulder responsibilities which are unrealistically heavy. Students in two MSc programmes —Spatial Planning and Urban Design and City Planning— will ALL be doing work of this sort with community groups and neighbourhood forums starting in January so should probably not also take on these volunteer rôles.

To find out more about what has been done by past students in supporting community groups, browse the rest of this site. An updated pamphlet will be available any day.

The meetings well be: Monday 12th October 1700h-1900h and Wednesday 14th October 1400h-1600h, both in Roberts Building room 110. This is the new Engineering building opposite Waterstones bookshop on Torrington Place. No booking necessary. If you are unable to come to either meeting and want to find out more, contact

UCL Bursaries – closing 30 October

October 2, 2015

Beacon Bursaries for public engagement
Deadline: 30 October 2015
Do you have an innovative idea that will help you connect your research or teaching with people outside UCL? If you do, and you need guidance, support and money, you could apply for a Beacon Bursary. Up to £2000 per project is available to UCL staff and research students and we particularly encourage applications for projects in East London as UCL is aiming to develop relationships with local people in advance of the building of UCL East.

To find out more, and to download the guidance and application forms, visit the Public Engagement Unit’s website: