Both CS4FN and Teaching London Computing are projects that are run by staff in the Computer Science department at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Our university is developing a Civic University Agreement, organised by colleagues in the Centre for Public Engagement (CPE), who are seeking views and input from people who are near our campuses in Mile End, Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square, West Smithfield and Lincoln Inn’s Fields.
They’re keen to hear from people in the following boroughs: Barking, Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Havering, Islington, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Westminster, and there’s a message from them below with information on how to contribute.
The CPE funded the development of A Bit of CS4FN, our magazine for primary-aged readers.
How can Queen Mary University of London support positive social change in east London? Your thoughts are needed.
Queen Mary University of London is proud to be part of east London and we want to continue to play an active role in society around us, contributing economically, socially, culturally and environmentally. We are a member of the Civic University Network and have committed to develop a Civic University Agreement as a way of outlining our commitment to the local area.
To ensure we are meeting the needs of east London, we are focussing on listening to and collaborating with our local communities to develop our Civic University Agreement.
Working with London Citizens, Queen Mary is seeking the views of residents, businesses and organisations across east London to help determine the pressures our communities are facing, gather insights into how you think we could help to address those challenges, and find opportunities for working together.
We want you and your organisations to be a part of this conversation. If you’re interested in joining us, you are invited to an online focus group session where we explore the challenges and opportunities together.
If you or other colleagues are unable to attend a group session, please tell us your thoughts and ideas in our online survey.
We want to make sure our listening is thorough and as far-reaching into our neighbouring boroughs as possible. Can you help us reach the residents, communities and organisations that you work with? To gather the breadth of views we need, we would appreciate you sharing this email to any organisation, business, charity, community group or interested resident you work with in east London.
Following the listening, we want the conversation to continue and would like your involvement to develop the agreement Queen Mary will make. This second phase will take place in Spring 2021, with the launch of Queen Mary’s Civic University Agreement in Summer 2021. To register your interest in shaping this with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the listening or wider CUA work please get in touch with the CPE team on email@example.com. For more details visit www.qmul.ac.uk/about/community/civic-university-agreement/
Sarah G, Sarah B, Natt and Emily
The Centre for Public Engagement
Queen Mary University of London