New Film Documenting our 2021 SHAPE Collaborative Community Conversation Event Process

A Critical Reflection Resource for Meaningful Community Engagement In June 2021, the #UofGEngage Forum, held a virtual community conversation in collaboration with the West of Scotland Regional Equality Council, the Scottish Refugee Council, Active Inquiry, the Scottish Community Development Centre, community activists, campaigners, and facilitators, as well as researchers from GCPH and UofG. The purpose … Continue reading New Film Documenting our 2021 SHAPE Collaborative Community Conversation Event Process

Common Health Assets: the Lived Experience Panel

First published by GCPH 07 March 2022 In this blog, Mohasin Ahmed discusses the team's work on the Lived Experience Panel component of the Common Health Assets research project. Mohasin Ahmed, Public Health Practitioner Specialist, GCPH The value of the voices of those with lived experience (LE) is becoming increasingly recognised in research. Lived experience … Continue reading Common Health Assets: the Lived Experience Panel

Women in Multiple Low-paid Employment: Work, Care & Health

Researchers at the University of Glasgow are looking to hear from women working multiple jobs.Are you a woman with two or more jobs in the Glasgow area?Do you have around 30 minutes to talk to a researcher about your work/home life?You will receive a £20 shopping voucher for taking part.If you’re interested in taking part … Continue reading Women in Multiple Low-paid Employment: Work, Care & Health

Science Travels – an outreach project with travelling communities: How scientists can help effect social change

By Marie Bowers, Technician, School of Life Sciences, University of Glasgow Roma Flag Fellow scientists and community engagement communicators, come travel with me. I’m Marie Bowers, a Romany Gypsy female biochemist. It feels strange for me to identify this way in a public forum. Why is this so? Marie Bowers My brief outline of Gypsy … Continue reading Science Travels – an outreach project with travelling communities: How scientists can help effect social change

Facilitating Uncertainty: Part 2

Cat TabbnerCommunity Engagement ManagerGlasgow Centre for Population Health Uncertain? Welcome to the Club! By Cat Tabbner with contributions from Monique Campbell Welcome to the second part of our blog on Facilitating Uncertainty. Whether you are new to public or community engagement or a seasoned facilitator, we hope that our honest reflections will be useful or … Continue reading Facilitating Uncertainty: Part 2

New Board Members Sought for Community Theatre Company Challenging Injustice

Active Inquiry enables grassroots communities to make and use excellent theatre as a catalyst to uncover and challenge injustice.   We are a theatre company based in Leith, Edinburgh, committed to creating exciting new theatre projects with and for communities since 2008. We are passionate about the fact that anyone can make excellent theatre and strive … Continue reading New Board Members Sought for Community Theatre Company Challenging Injustice

Listen! Student Activists Leading Staff for Sustainability

The Sustainability in Learning & Teaching Community of Practice aims to bring together colleagues from across the University to advance the understanding and implementation of good practice in sustainability. This month, the group hosted student activist leaders, who led a Pecha Kucha event – the “Listen! Students Leading Staff for Sustainability” Practice Workshop – which showcased and amplified … Continue reading Listen! Student Activists Leading Staff for Sustainability

Collaborate with Govanhill Baths

Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is a grassroots activist-based organisation in the heart of Govanhill delivering wide ranging health, wellbeing, arts, environmental and heritage projects. They are keen to explore potential collaborations with the University of Glasgow. GBCT emerged 20 years ago as a grassroots campaign to return Govanhill Baths to community ownership as a … Continue reading Collaborate with Govanhill Baths

Facilitating Uncertainty: Part 1

Cat Tabbner Community Engagement ManagerGlasgow Centre for Population Health Uncertain? Welcome to the club!  Our work supporting researchers and partners to build relationships with communities for the purposes of developing empowering research projects and engagements often involves facilitating groups of people to understand how they will collaborate. Even with careful preparation and facilitation plans, we find that uncertainty can present a powerful but sometimes unacknowledged ‘player’ or elephant in the (digital) room.   … Continue reading Facilitating Uncertainty: Part 1

After the Pandemic

After The Pandemic is an accelerator for change, incubating and enabling creative projects that impact our society, cities and the environment for the better. The initiative develops ideas through the collaboration of local communities, creative practitioners and like-minded organisations, in order to create, fund and deliver: - Cultural & arts installations, programmes and content.  - … Continue reading After the Pandemic