The Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards aims to reward and celebrate the work of colleagues from across the University of Bath who are engaging non-academic audiences with their research.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards are open to all research staff at the University of Bath and Doctoral Students applying as individuals, groups or centres for recognition of activities or projects that illustrate high-quality public engagement associated with their research.

Vice-Chancellor's Engage Awards

There are four award categories that make up the Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards:

Informing - for projects that have successfully shared research with public groups from outside of academia. Examples of projects eligible for this category could include activities, but not limited to, such as broadcasting, exhibitions, radio, blogs, social media activities, public lectures, research related outreach activities etc.

Listening - for projects which listen and respond to the needs, knowledge and experience of public groups. Examples of projects eligible for this category could include activities , but not limited to, such as roundtable discussions, citizen science or stakeholder panels.

Working Together - for projects that have involved working with public groups from outside of academia. Examples of projects eligible for this category could include activities, but bot limited to, such as carrying out research collaboratively with community partners, collaborating with local artists groups to run an exhibition based on your research or working with research stakeholders to create tools based on your research.

Find out more about the Informing, Listening and Working Together Award categories

Leadership - for an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the culture of public engagement across their research centre/institute/department/broader research community. This award recognises a strong commitment to engaged research and promoting learning among researchers with the successful individual evidencing a range of public engagement activities that they have been enabled and supported which demonstrates how they have helped create a positive culture of public engagement with research.

Find out more about the Leadership Award category

Previous winners

The Vice-Chancellor's Engage Awards, previously the Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Public Engagement with Research, have been running since 2013. Find out more about previous award winners.

Deadlines

The Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards are run biennially with the next Awards hosted in 2021. Nominations for the Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards 2021 is scheduled to open in Spring 2021.

Public Engagement Showcase

As well as the Vice-Chancellor's Engage Awards we also want to celebrate the diversity of public engagement activities that are happening across the University of Bath. During the ceremony for the Vice-Chancellor's Engage Awards, we host the Public Engagement Showcase where researchers can sharing their public engagement work through posters and demonstrations of activities with invited guests, external partners attending the ceremony and is open to everyone across the University.