Last month, I had the brilliant opportunity to accompany colleagues from the University of Glasgow’s (UofG) External Relations team to the CIVIS European Universities Alliance Global CIVIS Days hosted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. As part of this annual event of networking, learning, and collaborating, we shared the background and development of our … Continue reading Engaging Locally, Connecting Globally: Preparing to Launch our CIVIS Open Lab →
This week, The University of Glasgow (UofG) and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) launched a new small grants scheme for community led sustainability projects. Our smalls grants will fund community organisations in Glasgow to deliver creative projects on sustainability over summer 2022. Community-UofG research partnerships will also be eligible. Through CIVIS Open Labs, … Continue reading New Small Grants Fund for Community-Led Sustainability Projects Launches Today. →
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 →
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. The value of the voices of those with lived experience (LE) is becoming increasingly recognised in research. Lived experience expertise can bring insights otherwise missed by … Continue reading Common Health Assets: the Lived Experience Panel →
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 … 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 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? My brief outline of Gypsy history in the UK … Continue reading Science Travels – an outreach project with travelling communities: How scientists can help effect social change →
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 at least let you know you are in … Continue reading Facilitating Uncertainty: Part 2 →
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 →
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 →
In this blog, Shruti Jain shares her reflections on systems change and the need for meaningful collaboration that shares power, with the example of anti-racism. This was a feature of our recent digital Community Conversation on the SHAPE of Post-Covid Communities held in partnership with the University of Glasgow’s #UofGEngage Forum. This first conversation explored … Continue reading Anti-Racism: Disrupting and Transforming Systems →
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