Community Engagement and Partnerships
Since the 1960s, we’ve been proud to bring a range of educational, cultural and economic benefits to the local area through collaborations and partnerships that continue to make long-lasting impacts.
As a College, we’re committed to building, sustaining and developing relationships in ways that are responsive to individual needs and the ever-changing world around us.
Our staff, students and graduates are passionate about supporting local businesses, organisations and residents through creative approaches that aim to solve society’s big challenges.
Out of all six UAL Colleges, LCC has the largest number of students joining from the local area, as well as the most diverse student body. This richness of skills, ideas and experiences makes us perfectly placed to collaborate with our communities as we work together to tackle society’s big challenges and nurture the next generation of the creative industries.
How do we make a difference?
Business, Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange
We work with organisations to create bespoke partnerships, solve big challenges and develop innovative concepts, services and experiences.
Events and exhibitions
Our lively programme of events, exhibitions and talks are free and open to all.
Outreach and Widening Participation
We provide a range of opportunities to young people from partner schools and colleges which allows them to explore design, media and screen-based education.
How can you get involved?
If you represent a local business or community group, work with our students to overcome your creative challenges, co-create projects and discover fresh perspectives.
If you represent a local school, find out more about our creative programmes with young people.
If you’re a student at LCC, enhance your employability skills and provide vital support to the local community through our Talent Works programme.
Creative Elephant celebrates arts and cultural venues across Elephant and Castle
A new online platform highlights the range of exciting organisations and events rooted in the diverse, creative landscape of LCC’s local area.
“Find where the skills meet the needs” - Gill Henderson on fluid communities, placemaking and the importance of empathy
LCC's Cultural and Communities Partnerships Manager explains why connecting universities, cultural organisations, businesses and local residents is vital for creating meaningful impact.
Edible Rotherhithe - Get up and grow!
LCC's Talent Works helped local gardening and sustainability charity Edible Rotherhithe get its message out there via a promotional video.
On the trail of attracting visitors to the Imperial War Museum
Imperial War Museum curator Vikki Hawkins and MA User Experience Design student Yae Jin discuss the challenges of creating a family ‘walk’ through warfare.