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.
Applications are open for two-year fellowships for researchers to be seconded into the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (London) to work alongside, advise and influence policymakers.
Application deadline – 31 October 2018
Fellowships start – September 2019
‘Standing up for Science’ workshop
14 November 2018
Wellcome Collection, London
Free event for early career scientists, engineers, medics and social scientists (including PhDs, post-docs or equivalent).
Learn how the media works, how evidence can inform policy, what journalists and policymakers want and need from researchers, and how to involve the public in communicating your research. Hear directly from and ask questions of researchers who have interacted with the media, science journalists, and policymakers.
Apply by 4th November 2018
Photographers and other image makers from all disciplines are invited to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science. They are looking for entries that can captivate people with stories of science and medicine, and start conversations about some of the health challenges humanity faces today.
Deadline for entries is 17 December 2018
Thursday 15th November, 10.30-12.30
Room G20, Birkbeck Malet St.
Open to all interested PhDs, Post-docs and staff at Birkbeck.
Discuss possible ways to involve policy makers and influencers in your research. From think tanks to Select Committees, identify opportunities to connect with relevant groups or individuals. Understand the English legislative process and hear how other Birkbeck researchers have successfully engaged with policy. Take time to consider who you want to involve in your work and discuss the best ways to share your research with different groups.
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
Register to take part in the next I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer online event, running 5-16th November. School students from across the country will be able to ask you questions about your work, as you compete to win £500 for engagement activities.
Open to all PhDs/postdocs/academics – no experience required. Applications open now.
Find out more.
Hosted by the UCL Engineering Exchange, register for this free event to share knowledge about issues facing London communities. The key themes are: Green Infrastructure, Air Quality and the Circular Economy.
Friday 7th Sept, 2018 – 9.30-18.00
Open to PhD students enrolled on a Doctoral Training Partnership programme funded by a UK Research Council. 12 week placements in various departments.
Nuffield Foundation – Grants for Research, Development, and Analysis
Funding available for projects that seek to improve the design and operation of social policy in education, welfare or justice.
Grants of £10,000 to £500,000 available.
Applications open biannually, 2018 deadlines are 16 March/24 September