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.
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.
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
Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design is awarding grants of up to £20,000 for innovative ideas to help generate evidence about how collective intelligence can be designed and applied for social impact. The project should include using new digital technologies and methods for enabling collective intelligence at scale, e.g. through deliberation, observation, prediction or idea creation, etc.
Deadline for expression of interest 9th November 2018.
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.
‘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