Public Engagement

Public Engagement Awards

Have you got some great public engagement with research you want to share?

Want to see more of the great public engagement happening across the University?

Engage: Public Engagement in Practice is for you. 15 May, 2019 13:00-16:00

There are three ways to get involved:
• Enter the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement with Research
• Submit your project to the Public Engagement Showcase
Just come along and join in the fun

Public Engagement Showcase

The 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards will be accompanied by the Public Engagement Showcase.
The Public Engagement Showcase is a chance for you to share your public engagement projects and activities with the rest of the University and external visitors. We really want to celebrate the diversity of public engagement activities that are happening across the University so we are looking for examples that cover all forms of public engagement at any scale or stage.

You can host your engagement project as a poster, interactive encounter or both! The Showcase will take place at our annual event Engage: Public Engagement in Practice on Wednesday 15th May 2019 from 13:00 – 16:00. Posters and encounter will be hosted from 13:00 – 14:00. Please submit your posters and encounters to the Public Engagement Unit by the 15th April.

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Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards 2019

The Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards are now open. The Awards recognise the important role played by those who undertake excellent public engagement with their research, increasing the non-academic impact of their research, improving their own skills and leading by example. Applications can be submitted in any of the following categories:

  1. Informing: This category aims to reward projects that have successfully shared research knowledge with publics outside of academia.
  2. Listening: This category aims to reward projects which listen and respond to publics’ needs, knowledge and experience.
  3. Working together: This category aims to reward projects that involved working with others outside of academia.
  4. Leadership: rewards individuals who have developed an inclusive culture of public engagement within their own department / faculty or research centre

Awards are open to all research staff and doctoral students at the University of Bath. The winners for each category will be announced at Engage: Public Engagement in Practice on Wednesday 15th May.

Past Award Winners

2018 Staff Award: Dr Ventsislav Valev, Department of Physics 

2018 Postgraduate Prize: Bethan Charles, Department of Chemistry

2017 Staff Award: Dr Afroditi Stathi, Department for Health

2017 Postgraduate Prize: Daniela De Angeli, Department of Computer Science

2016 Staff Award: Dr Kit Yates, Department of Mathematical Sciences

2016 Postgraduate Prize: Jemma Rowlandson, Department of Chemical Engineering

2015 Staff Award: Dr Sarah Bailey, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

2015 Postgraduate Prize: Jon Chouler, Department of Chemical Engineering

2014 Staff Award: Dr Paul Shepherd, Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

2014 Postgraduate Prize: Lisa Sargeant, Department of Chemical Engineering