In 2018, Mark Panton won a Birkbeck Public Engagement Award in the Phd/Early Career category. Judges applauded his consultative work with affected communities. In this blog post Mark shares some details of his project and his involvement with the Awards.
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.
Develop your skills in speaking to non-academic audiences. In this session, run by Birkbeck’s Public Engagement Team, you will consider the relevance of your work for different audiences and how to tailor your content accordingly. The session will include public speaking tips and information about opportunities to talk about your research outside of academia.
Attending this session will provide you with skills and practical advice about how to communicate your research effectively.
Wed 16 January 2019
10:30 – 12:30
G20 Malet Street
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.
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.
Impact and Engagement Follow-on Funding is available, up to £100k. Smaller awards of up to £30k are available for testing ideas and building relationships. No formal deadline for applications.