Between August 25th – September 13th 2014, the University staged a major public engagement ‘experiment’. For 3 weeks the University’s Public Engagement Working Group ran our first ever research pop-up shop called ‘Think Corner’, in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre. Every day Think Corner welcomed in the general public to come meet, chat and engage with some of our brightest and most enthusiastic researchers, who each contributed different activities and displays in an ever-changing 3 week programme of events.
Pint of Science is coming to Birmingham for the first time and we are looking for people to help organise this exciting event!
The Pint of Science festival is currently held in eight U.K. cities and aims to deliver interesting, fun and relevant cutting-edge science talks in an accessible format to the public – in the pub! The festival will take place in May 2015 over three days simultaneously in multiple pubs. For more information please visit www.pintofscience.com
From 25 August to 12 September, as part of Public Engagement, there will be a pop-up shop for research (Think Corner) in the Birmingham city centre Pavilions area (10am – 6pm). It will provide a space for researchers, students, staff and the public to engage.
Activities are aimed at all ages and are free, including hands-on experiments and installations as well as quizzes, talks and discussion groups.
If you wish to showcase your research or learn what research is about, then Think Corner is the place to be.
Further information can be found at
A University of Birmingham research shop, “Think Corner”, will pop up soon in the city centre, opening its doors to the public from 25th August to 12th September, coinciding with the British Science Festival on campus. This is FREE space for public engagement activities, which could be anything from hands-on demos to citizen science, soapbox talks to in-depth discussion. And we’re keen to have a really wide range of research on show – across arts, humanities, science and engineering. Continue reading
From 25th August until 12th September 2014 there will be a research ‘pop-up’ shop in the city centre, providing a free, flexible space for academics, students and staff to engage with the public, based in the Pavilions shopping centre. Showcasing the breadth of our arts, humanities, science and engineering excellence, we are keen to tailor the space to suit your ideas and make it an incredibly interactive and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
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
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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