East End Women’s Museum – Join the steering group

The East End Women’s Museum sets out to uncover and celebrate hidden stories of local women. They are running a wide-ranging consultation project, to hear from the people of east London about what they’d like to see and do in the new museum. They want to discover what the museum should look like, which stories it should tell, which objects to display, which activities to run, and so on.

Apply online by Sunday 10 March.

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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.

Planning Workshops for the Spring Term

Presenting to Public Audiences
Wednesday 16th January, 10.30-12.30
Room G20 Malet Street
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Developing Interactive Activities
Tuesday 26th February, 10.30-12.30
Room G20, Malet Street
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Introduction to Public Engagement 
Thursday 7th March, 10.00-13.00
Room G20, Malet Street
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Seed Funding – Wellcome Trust

Awards of up to £2500  are available for engagement activities in medical humanities or biomedical sciences.

Two rounds of funding will be available in the remainder of this academic year. Deadlines for applications:
20 February 2019
12 June 2019

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Seed Funding – UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Awards of up to £2500 are available to enable researchers to develop and deliver projects that engage people outside of academia with their research. It is anticipated that this will enable new collaborations to be formed or pilot work to be trialled.

Deadlines for applications is 17 February 2019 (project must be complete by 30 September 2019)

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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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