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  • New funding enables expansion of postgraduate access programme In2research image
    24-11-2021

    New funding enables expansion of postgraduate access programme In2research

    UCL has been awarded £790,000 to grow its partnership with social mobility charity In2scienceUK through the postgraduate outreach initiative In2research extending across all disciplines and multiple universities by 2026.

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  • UCL World Stroke Day Forum returns for 2021 image
    10-11-2021

    UCL World Stroke Day Forum returns for 2021

    Now in its fourth year, a Forum for stroke survivors and their loved ones included a series of free, online events from 25th – 29th October.

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  • In2research launches: Empowering undergraduates and graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds to progress into careers in research and academia image
    15-10-2021

    In2research launches: Empowering undergraduates and graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds to progress into careers in research and academia

    In2research will provide paid placements in STEM research at top universities for people from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain insight into postgraduate research. Participants will also receive mentorship from leading researchers in the science, technology, engineering and maths sector workshops, and away days.

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  • Free, digital Forum brings stroke patients and researchers together in an online space image
    29-09-2021

    Free, digital Forum brings stroke patients and researchers together in an online space

    A digital Forum run by UCL for stroke survivors and their loved ones will return in 2021 as a series of free, online events, taking place between Monday 25th to Friday 29th October.

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  • Understanding MRI: Reflections from the Team image
    05-08-2021

    Understanding MRI: Reflections from the Team

    In 2020, members of the Physics, Imaging Support, qMAP-PD and PLORAS teams from across the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (WCHN) came together to deliver a multi-disciplinary public engagement project, Understanding MRI. Together with volunteers who participate in the Centre’s research, they co-created an animation to explain a core aspect of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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  • Centre awarded funding for new project exploring teenagers’ sense of self image
    29-07-2021

    Centre awarded funding for new project exploring teenagers’ sense of self

    PhD student Madeleine Moses-Payne will work on an upcoming public engagement project in collaboration with creative collective EMERGE(ncy) PARTY. It will be funded by the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging’s Public Engagement Innovation Fund and supported by a National Lottery Project Grant, using public funding by Arts Council England.

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  • Understanding MRI: A co-creation project to develop an animation with research participants image
    12-07-2021

    Understanding MRI: A co-creation project to develop an animation with research participants

    Throughout the last year, members of the Physics, Imaging Support, qMAP-PD and PLORAS teams from across the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (WCHN) joined forces co-create an animation to explain a core aspect of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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  • Third annual Public Engagement Awards celebrate staff members’ exceptional commitment to public engagement at the Centre image
    12-05-2021

    Third annual Public Engagement Awards celebrate staff members’ exceptional commitment to public engagement at the Centre

    Four awards were presented at an online ceremony to recognise outstanding contributions to the strong culture of public engagement at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging.

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  • Spotlight on the Nominees: The Dementia Film Project (Outstanding Public Engagement Project) image
    05-05-2021

    Spotlight on the Nominees: The Dementia Film Project (Outstanding Public Engagement Project)

    As the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging’s 2021 Public Engagement Awards draw closer, we shine a spotlight on each of the nominees to celebrate their contribution to another year of outstanding public engagement at the Centre.

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  • Spotlight on the Nominees: Understanding MRI (Outstanding Public Engagement Project) image
    04-05-2021

    Spotlight on the Nominees: Understanding MRI (Outstanding Public Engagement Project)

    As the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging’s 2021 Public Engagement Awards draw closer, we shine a spotlight on each of the nominees to celebrate their contribution to another year of outstanding public engagement at the Centre.

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  • Spotlight on the Nominees: Emma Holmes (Excellence in Public Engagement) image
    03-05-2021

    Spotlight on the Nominees: Emma Holmes (Excellence in Public Engagement)

    As the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging’s 2021 Public Engagement Awards draw closer, we shine a spotlight on each of the nominees to celebrate their contribution to another year of outstanding public engagement at the Centre.

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  • Spotlight on the Nominees: Stephen Fleming (Excellence in Public Engagement) image
    02-05-2021

    Spotlight on the Nominees: Stephen Fleming (Excellence in Public Engagement)

    As the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging’s 2021 Public Engagement Awards draw closer, we shine a spotlight on each of the nominees to celebrate their contribution to another year of outstanding public engagement at the Centre.

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  • Spotlight on the Nominees: Megan Creasey (Rising Star) image
    01-05-2021

    Spotlight on the Nominees: Megan Creasey (Rising Star)

    As the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging’s 2021 Public Engagement Awards draw closer, we shine a spotlight on each of the nominees to celebrate their contribution to another year of outstanding public engagement at the Centre.

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  • Spotlight on the Nominees: Stephanie Mellor (Rising Star) image
    30-04-2021

    Spotlight on the Nominees: Stephanie Mellor (Rising Star)

    As the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging’s 2021 Public Engagement Awards draw closer, we shine a spotlight on each of the nominees to celebrate their contribution to another year of outstanding public engagement at the Centre.

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  • Spotlight on the Nominees: Sophie Roberts (Rising Star) image
    29-04-2021

    Spotlight on the Nominees: Sophie Roberts (Rising Star)

    As the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging’s 2021 Public Engagement Awards draw closer, we shine a spotlight on each of the nominees to celebrate their contribution to another year of outstanding public engagement at the Centre.

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  • Centre wins grant for new project exploring dementia within Parkinson’s disease image
    28-04-2021

    Centre wins grant for new project exploring dementia within Parkinson’s disease

    A project focused on supporting dialogue and raising awareness of dementia within the Parkinson’s community has been funded by a Wellcome Research Enrichment – Public Engagement grant. Dr Rimona Weil, Principal Investigator of the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging’s Vision in Parkinson’s Disease research team and a Principal Investigator at the UCL Dementia Research Centre, will lead the project, which aims to better involve patients in research targeting dementia in Parkinson’s.

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  • Embedding a culture of public engagement image
    20-04-2021

    Embedding a culture of public engagement

    Since 2018, the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging have been running a long-term culture change study on the attitudes and perceptions of staff towards public engagement. In 2020, the study found that the culture of public engagement remains strong and is something the Centre and the public engagement team should be truly proud of.

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  • Centre gains funding to co-produce film script on awareness and dementia image
    04-02-2021

    Centre gains funding to co-produce film script on awareness and dementia

    A project aiming to develop a feature film exploring self-awareness in dementia has been funded by the UCL Knowledge Exchange Fund. UCL’s Dr Steve Fleming and Dr Jonathan Huntley will partner with award winning film makers Will Robinson and Ed Christmas to co-develop a film script with people with Alzheimer’s and those that care for people with Alzheimer’s.

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  • 2020 UCL World Stroke Day Forum transformed entirely online image
    06-11-2020

    2020 UCL World Stroke Day Forum transformed entirely online

    This year, in response to COVID-19, the UCL World Stroke Day Forum transitioned into an online format, with a range of talks, live Q&As, workshops and informal events hosted by UCL researchers and charities.

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  • Centre launches new mentorship programme in partnership with In2Science image
    10-08-2020

    Centre launches new mentorship programme in partnership with In2Science

    The Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (WCHN) is excited to embark on a new partnership with In2science by launching a new pilot mentorship programme.

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  • 2020 Public Engagement Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to the Centre image
    15-05-2020

    2020 Public Engagement Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to the Centre

    Three awards have been presented at an online ceremony to celebrate the wonderful people and projects behind another successful year of Public Engagement at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging.

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  • Dear World Project Exhibition – Exploring mental health, its diagnoses and labels image
    10-03-2020

    Dear World Project Exhibition – Exploring mental health, its diagnoses and labels

    In February 2020, an exhibition was launched showcasing nine artworks which explored mental health, its diagnoses, and associated labels. The multi-media exhibition forms part of the ‘Dear World Project’ – an art-science collaboration which explores the labels often used to describe thoughts and feelings.

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  • Patterns of Perception – People with Parkinson’s, dancers, artists and researchers share their creative collaborations in central London exhibition image
    04-03-2020

    Patterns of Perception – People with Parkinson’s, dancers, artists and researchers share their creative collaborations in central London exhibition

    Between the 4th March and 24th April, an exhibition at Central St Martins, central London, is showcasing and celebrating a unique collaboration that aimed to find better ways to dispel misconceptions and communicate real insights into the experiences of those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

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  • UCL World Stroke Day Forum 2019 image
    14-10-2019

    UCL World Stroke Day Forum 2019

    This year’s UCL World Stroke Day Forum brought together more than 200 stroke survivors and 70 researchers and clinicians from across London, to discuss the future of stroke rehabilitation in the UK.

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  • Centre hosts first newly launched Public Engagement Awards image
    12-04-2019

    Centre hosts first newly launched Public Engagement Awards

    On April 2019, the Centre held its first ever Public Engagement Awards ceremony in our offices in central London. These awards celebrated the success of the Centre’s public engagement activity over the past year, and recognised and rewarded the fantastic members of our team who have been particularly instrumental in these efforts.

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