Researchers’ Public Engagement Network – Spring Event
Thursday 14 February, 12.00 -14.00
Room 102, Clore Management Centre
Take away practical advice about applying for public engagement funding. Discuss what funders are looking for and share your experiences with colleagues.
The Birkbeck Public Engagement Awards recognise and celebrate researchers undertaking innovative and exemplary public engagement activities. In particular, we celebrate research that builds on Birkbeck’s tradition of socially engaged research and the College’s historical mission to engage with a wide and diverse range of people outside of academia.
Entries are now being accepted for the Birkbeck Public Engagement Awards 2019. Shortlisted entries and winning projects will be recognised at the Birkbeck Public Awards Ceremony on 26 March 2019. Read about last year’s winners here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Public Engagement Team or join them for a Q&A session, from 12.30pm (for PhD students) or from 1pm (for researchers), on 21 January 2019 in room B04, Malet Street.
An application form and guidance can be downloaded here.
Birkbeck Public Engagement Awards make the news of the month for March! [00:27]
The National Forum for Public Engagement with STEM is conducting a survey of all those that work in Public Engagement with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. It is being delivered by the NCCPE acting as secretariat to the National Forum. The purpose of the survey is to:
- gather useful intelligence about organisations working in informal STEM engagement
- understand better the relevance of the work of the National Forum and how it could be improved
- gather data on diversity and inclusion
Dr Sophie Hope, Lecturer in Arts Management, attended the Engaged Practice Symposium led by Birkbeck’s Public Engagement team. She shares her experiences of the day, meeting colleagues from different subject areas and their discussions about engaging different audiences with their research.
If you know of anyone interested in joining the team to gain experience of public engagement events and project planning, please see further details below or contact Katy Glazer, Public Engagement Coordinator.
Role: Public Engagement Intern
Team: Public Engagement Team
Salary range: £21,945 – £25,236
Duration: 6 months, October 2018 – March 2019
Part time: 0.4 FT
Closing date: Monday 3rd September 2018
The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) has put a call out to explore how researchers can be better supported in evaluating public engagement.
If you are interested in contributing to this body of knowledge, please complete the short survey.
Monday 17th September 2018
Birkbeck, University of London
This event will bring together Birkbeck researchers with an active interest in participation, involvement and collaboration with communities and publics, within research and knowledge production.
To support this engaged practice, sessions will be focused on sharing experience, networking, and exploring opportunities for funding. Researchers from across the Schools will talk about their projects; discuss their methodologies, challenges, and successes. We will also consider the future support that would be beneficial throughout the engaged research process.
This event is open to all Birkbeck researchers with an interest in dialogue with non-academic groups, throughout the lifespan of their research. The programme will be announced in late-July.
What categories should you have for public engagement awards? What is it you want to reward? Mary-Clare Hallsworth, Public Engagement Manager discusses Birkbeck’s approach.