New for 2014: Public Engagement conversations

The Public Engagement Unit is working with researchers and professional services staff from across the University to run a series of public engagement conversations for any member of staff or postgraduate researcher with an interest in, or experience of, public engagement.

Each 50-minute-long conversation will take place on a Wednesday and will focus on a specific theme. Speakers will present relevant experiences, followed by time for Q&As and focused discussion.

Light refreshments will be provided at each conversation; feel free to bring your own lunch.

  • The first conversation: Public Engagement at Bath will take place on 5 February, 1.15–2.05pm, in the Chancellors’ Building, room 5.7.

It will focus on what we can learn from each other's engagement approaches across the Faculties and the School of Management.

Contributing speakers will be: 

    * Professor Tony Miles (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
    * Professor Tess Ridge (Department of Social & Policy Sciences)
    * Dr Lynne Thomas (Department of Chemistry)
    * Dr Graham Abbey (School of Management)

Other planned conversations to date include:

  • 5 March, 1.15-2.05pm, Location TBC
    Engaging with schools - Learning how best to engage children and young people in research

Contributors:

    * Samuel Wenman (WP Outreach Programmes Manager)
    * Dr Momna Hejmadi (Department of Biology & Biochemistry)
    * Ed Drewitt (Bristol Dinosaur Project

  • 2 April, 1.15-2.05pm, Location TBC
    Using social media to engage - How might researchers use social media to raise their profile and maximise the impact of their research?

Contributors:

    * Ross Ferguson (Head of Digital)
    * Professor David Galbreath (Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies)
    * Dr Susanna Martin (Department of Psychology)
    * Jez Cope (Academic Digital Technologist)

To attend one or more of the conversations, please register at: https://www.survey.bath.ac.uk/pe-conversations

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