Birkbeck at the Being Human Festival

Poetry against Slavery – find out how Matt Martin, PhD researcher in the Department of English and Humanities brought his research to life by engaging the public in performances of African and Caribbean poetry. Find out how he sparked conversations about a topic that can feel intimidating to discuss, but is central to our national history.

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Celebrate award winning Public Engagement at Birkbeck

Join us at Birkbeck’s Public Engagement Awards on Tuesday 26 March to celebrate projects with a public engagement focus from across the College. There will be drinks, nibbles and a chance to network after the ceremony.

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Public Engagement: What does a good funding application look like?

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.

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A chance to polish your Public Engagement Awards application

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.

National Forum for Public Engagement with STEM – survey

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

Complete the survey here. 

Finding my People: Engaged Practice Symposium at Birkbeck

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.

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