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Community Engagement and Partnerships

Two people standing together in the market at Elephant and Castle.

At London College of Communication, our history is rooted in the vibrant communities of Elephant and Castle.

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.

Elephant and Castle is an incredibly diverse area which has been inspiring our staff and students since 1963. At London College of Communication, we’ve been working with local communities for a very long time, connecting our talents, insights and expertise to create positive and long-lasting change. — Natalie Brett, Head of London College of Communication and Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London.

How do we make a difference?

  • Shop front showing designs for Elephant Arcade
    Image credit: London College of Communication
    Business and Innovation

    We work with local businesses to create bespoke partnerships, solve big challenges and create innovative concepts, services and experiences.

  • Two visitors to an exhibition pointing at a piece of work.
    Image credit: Ana Escobar
    Events and exhibitions

    Our lively programme of events, exhibitions and talks are free and open to all.

  • Work by children as part of an exhibition at LCC.
    Image credit: Sundeep Verdi, Local Heroes Exhibition
    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?

  • Student work erected in the gardens of Dulwich Picture Gallery
    Image credit: Adam Scott, Dulwich Picture Gallery Colour Palace, 2019
    Industry Projects

    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.

  • People standing underneath hanging aeroplanes in a museum.
    Image credit: London College of Communication
    UAL Outreach

    If you represent a local school, find out more about our creative programmes with young people.

  • Photograph of a man holding a shop poster.
    Shop Front Project. Credit: London College of Communication
    Talent Works

    If you’re a student at LCC, enhance your employability skills and provide vital support to the local community through our Talent Works programme.

Gill Henderson

Cultural and Communities Partnership Manager

As Cultural and Communities Partnerships Manager at London College of Communication, Gill Henderson leads on building external partnerships and collaborations to support local community engagement, with a focus on the boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth.

View Gill Henderson's staff profile

Staff photograph of Gill Henderson