Anti-Racism: Disrupting and Transforming Systems

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 exploredContinue reading “Anti-Racism: Disrupting and Transforming Systems”

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 aContinue reading “Collaborate with Govanhill Baths”

Facilitating Uncertainty: Part 1

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.   We readily accept that our abilities to support groupsContinue 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”

The SHAPE of Post-Covid Communities Community Conversation

What Happened? Our digital Community Conversation on the 17th of June was attended by nearly 100 representatives from the public, third, and academic sectors, as well as the Scottish Government and local authorities across Scotland. The event was the result of a collaboration between the University of Glasgow’s new #UofGEngage Forum, the Glasgow Centre forContinue reading “The SHAPE of Post-Covid Communities Community Conversation”

Community Conversation

The SHAPE of Post-Covid Communities Thursday 17th June 2021, 2-4pm on Zoom We are inviting community members, organisations, researchers, and policymakers to come together and explore the many meanings, value and power of collaboration and its importance for post-pandemic recovery. We will discuss: What sharing power through meaningful collaboration between community organisations, groups and moreContinue reading “Community Conversation”

Reflections on Collaborative, Student-Led Science Communication

“Getting the chance to work with a large group of students from different universities has been exciting, creative and a welcome stress reliever during an unprecedented year”.   Siobhan McGeechan has had a busy year. As well as completing the final year of a BSc in Anatomy, she has worked part time as Funding Intern with the MVLSContinue reading “Reflections on Collaborative, Student-Led Science Communication”

UNESCO RILA Spring School 2021

The Arts of Integrating: MayDay 17-28 May 2021 Spring Schools in the time of Covid In 2020 the world changed: covid-19 lockdown meant gathering in person was impossible for the UNESCO RILA Spring School, our key annual engagement event. Unable to navigate how to meaningfully move the 3-day festival online in the short time available to us,Continue reading “UNESCO RILA Spring School 2021”

Community-academic partnership through a pandemic: examples from the College of Social Sciences.

To give a flavour of the diversity of expertise and experiences in community engagement across our College and beyond, below is a (non-exhaustive) collection shared through our CoSS Newsletter during 2020. Examples range from volunteering to collaborative research. Our School of Education’s Community Development staff and students carry out a huge amount of fantastic work onContinue reading “Community-academic partnership through a pandemic: examples from the College of Social Sciences.”

Community-academic partnership through a pandemic: reflections on enabling spaces for values-based collaborations

by Monique Campbell, Community Engagement Officer,  University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health My own background When the pandemic hit and we were forced into lockdown, I had only been in the joint community engagement post with UofG and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) for aContinue reading “Community-academic partnership through a pandemic: reflections on enabling spaces for values-based collaborations”