A message from Joanna Coleman, Head of Public Engagement:
Public engagement with research is an important aspect of the University of Bath’s mission. If we involve and listen to the public then our decisions and research should be more responsive, and more likely to have a positive impact in return.
The Public Engagement Unit has recently been set up at the University and we are in the process of shaping our direction by building on what has gone before and what is ongoing.
One of our first tasks is to gain a better understanding of what people think about public engagement, what activity is taking place, where and how it is happening, and who is involved.
The first step in gathering this information is a survey aimed at all research staff within the University.
Research staff will be sent an email from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Jane Millar, including a link to the short survey, which should take no longer then 15 minutes to complete. It can also be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BathEngaged360ResearchersSurvey1
The survey will be available from 30 July until 30 August. We really appreciate you giving your time to do this.
Additional information-gathering steps will involve other members of the University community, and will include in-depth interviews and more general discussions about public engagement activity at Bath.
The survey and discussions will give you a chance to tell us what you think about public engagement and what you are doing if you are involved. We will then be able to tailor our support to help people fulfil their public engagement ambitions.
We’re really looking forward to speaking with you and finding out more about the wealth of activities that are going on. If you’d like to get in touch to talk with us about your engagement activities, please email Joanna Coleman or Ed Stevens.