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Lunch with impact webinar: supporting impact through online public engagement

This webinar will focus on sharing how to achieve impact from online public engagement.

  • 17 Jun 2020, 12.30pm to 17 Jun 2020, 1.30pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free

With the current context of COVID-19, finding ways to engage with our communities online has become more important.

University of Bath staff members Rob Cooper, Hannah Rumble and Andy Barnes will share their experiences and insights into the different ways they have engaged online.

Rob will start by providing an overview of different approaches to online engagement, setting out some practical elements for consideration and how this can support impact. Hannah will share her experience of taking part in Reddit AMA and Andy will share his experience of Facebook live.


  • introduce considerations for online engagement – practicality and purpose

  • show how online engagement can support impact

  • provide a range of examples of online engagement

  • provide examples of online engagement projects – Facebook live, Reddit AMA


  • Rob Cooper, Public Engagement Officer at the University of Bath

  • Dr Hannah Rumble, Research Fellow in the Dept of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath

  • Andy Barnes, WISE CDT student on the PhD Research Programme in Civil Engineering

Lunch with Impact Workshops

This event is part of the Lunch with Impact Workshops series, funded by the University’s HEIF and EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA).

The series supports researchers in identifying, generating, evidencing and achieving impact from their research. Sessions are practical in nature, enabling attendees to apply the information, knowledge and tools to their own research.

This event is open to all staff and research students at the GW4 Universities. The events are held over lunchtime, so feel free to bring your own lunch!

Advance registration is required. The webinar will be held via Microsoft Teams and can be viewed on your browser. A link to the webinar will be sent to participants in advance of the event.



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