The Researcher Development Unit will be welcoming Sophie Duncan (Deputy Director of the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)) to co-deliver a course aimed at demonstrating the significant benefits for researchers willing to engage with the social context of their work.
The course, entitled Research in Context, will be delivered on Wednesday 31 October 2012, 10.15am-4.05pm. It is being offered to Bath’s researchers for the first time, following its successful piloting by the NCCPE at various universities across the country in early 2012.
Given that research is increasingly in the public eye and that funders and policy makers are introducing a range of new policies, requirements and codes of practice to help researchers engage with the public and to demonstrate impact, the course is timely.
Attendees will be able to discover for themselves some of the many benefits of engaging with society, to navigate the social and ethical implications of their research and in doing so, to think through the implications for their research design, conduct and dissemination.
Further details on the course, including how to register, are available online.