12th – 13th June 2014–European Research Institute G51
This June 12-13th, Public Engagement are holding a two day event consisting of training, talks and celebration of what the University has achieved so far in public engagement, and how we might best go forward from here.
Please see the Public Engagement website for details of seminars, and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a place at any of our sessions, or all of them if you’re feeling enthusiastic! These are open to all academic and administrative staff as well as postgraduate students, and we would love to see as many of you as possible there.
**This training and networking event is FREE for all UoB staff and students**
Booking is essential – BOOK NOW
Free for all UoB PhD students, postdocs and research staff to attend.
The Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG) has organized a 2 hour media training workshop with Malcolm Love (ex-BBC producer, also Famelab International Trainer and occasional broadcaster) who will be giving expert hints, tips and advice on presenting to camera TODAY (Tuesday 6th May) at the Learning Centre UG10 2-4pm. Continue reading
This week marked the launch a brand new and exciting website for the Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG). Whether you would like to read about various case studies, see who the champions are or find out about the latest events, this website is the place to go for all things Public Engagement at the University. Continue reading
Tuesday 11th March, 1pm – 2pm
Bramall Music Building, Elgar Concert hall
Why are scientific careers failing to recruit and retain women? Continue reading
Anyone enthusiastic about interacting with the public can apply for small internal grants anywhere up to £1,500 (and possibly more if discussed early) to develop novel, imaginative engagement activities and tools through the University’s Public Engagement Working Group, chaired by Professor Alice Roberts and supported locally by Dr Eliot Marston. Continue reading
As George Bernard Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
Never assume that just because you’re doing brilliant work that the people who could benefit from it will know about it – there are a whole range of audiences out there who may be interested beyond your academic peers, from industry to policymakers and patients. Continue reading
Obviously publishing the mind-boggling results of your research is top of every academic’s agenda, but when you’re working up that final draft there are a few key things to bear in mind that will hopefully help you celebrate success beyond the printed article in the longer term: Continue reading
A star-studded line-up of speakers, from those with personal experience of the research benefits of participating in public engagement activities, to people who can help you get involved – Professor Janet Lord, Dr Sabi Redwood, Dr David Mulligan, Ms Debbie Ringham, and our own Dr Eliot Marston. We aimed to convince you what a huge boost public engagement can give to your research, right from design through development and delivery, and on to dissemination.
For more information you can view the workshop on our events page.