This is the third post in the Public Engagement Awards series. A recent study exploring TB-related stigma in Kolkata, India, concluded that there is a need for more community awareness programs to dispel misconceptions on tuberculosis (TB). In spite of the presence of various awareness campaigns at local and national level in many of the high-TB… Continue Reading Professor Sanjib Bhakta, Ms Sreyashi Basu – Joi Hok!
This is the second post in the Public Engagement Awards series. Layers of London (https://www.layersoflondon.org) is an online digital mapping project which is engaging thousands of people across London and beyond with the history and heritage of the city, creating valuable heritage assets, and facilitating via public engagement and crowdsourcing the creation of significant new digital… Continue Reading Professor Matthew Davies – Layers of London: Mapping the City’s Heritage
This is the first in a series of posts concerning the 2020 Public Engagement Awards winners and highly commended participants. Each week, learn about a new project! Dr Gillian Forrester and her team were doubly recognized for their efforts: they both won and were highly commended for Psyched! and Me, Human, two outstanding projects. Pysched!… Continue Reading Public Engagement Awards: Dr Gillian Forrester – Psyched! and Me, Human
A new call launched by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will support the expansion of citizen science approaches into new disciplines, involving more members of the public in the creation of knowledge that will transform society. A total of £1.5 million will be available through the call, which will be open to researchers in any… Continue Reading UKRI Funding Opportunity – All disciplines
Friday, 21st June, 2pm to 5pm
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London
The workshop is free and open to early career researchers (PhDs and postdocs) in all STEM and social sciences.
The festival is set to be a celebration of the social sciences with a range of activities taking place between 2nd and 9th of November 2019. Applicants can apply for up to £1000 to host their own event.
Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2019
Bloomsbury Festival will take place 11 – 20 October 2019, with the theme ‘Small Steps and Giant Leaps’, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
A range of events will take place during the festival, which many researchers propose and lead, or contribute to in various ways. The walking tours will last 60-90 minutes and provide an opportunity to share your local knowledge and passion with the public. This could be about historic figures, architecture, how the area has evolved, literature, arts, etc. If you would like to propose a route or any other activity, contact firstname.lastname@example.org who can make relevant introductions with the festival organisers.
Open to all Birkbeck staff and PhD students, run by the Birkbeck Public Engagement Team.
Engaging with Schools – Tuesday 21 May 2019, 18.00-20.00
Develop ideas for engaging students and teachers in your research.
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Online Engagement – Tuesday 4th June 2019, 15.00-17.00
Discuss why, when and how online platforms can be useful engagement tools.
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