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.
Birkbeck Public Engagement Awards make the news of the month for March! [00:27]
A year-long professional development programme for researchers with a passion for public engagement. The programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for delegates to reflect upon what it means to be an engaged researcher, and to explore the quality and value of engagement. It also supports participants to develop the skills and experience to work with others and improve the impact and relevance of their research.
Deadline for applications: 1 March 2019
Course dates: 12-13 June 2019; 16-17 October 2019; 19-20 February 2020
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.
An undoubted highlight of our activities for me, however, has been the project’s collaboration with the children’s author/illustrator Francesca Sanna. During her time at Birkbeck, Francesca and the group explored how to get children to think about internationalism, migration, violence, and empathy with others – discussing different historical contexts and refugee policies as part of preparations for her book project, Me & My Fear…
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.
Rhea Sookdeosingh, who recently completed an internship in Public Engagement at Birkbeck, discusses her time at the College, including bringing about the first Public Engagement Awards.