Established in 2013 and run by the Public Engagement Unit, 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.
Vice-Chancellor's Engage Awards
There are five 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 not limited to), 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.
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 public engagement and promoting learning among colleagues. The successful individual will be able to evidence a range of public engagement activities that they have enabled and supported, which demonstrates how they have helped create a positive culture of public engagement with research.
Local and Civic Engagement - for projects, teams and individuals that have made outstanding civic contributions on behalf of the University through engaging with local civil society organisations, community groups, residents and charities.
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.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards are run biennially with the next Awards hosted in 2023. Nominations for the Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards 2023 is scheduled to open in Spring 2023.
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.