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Sharing a project or activity at the Public Engagement Showcase

How to submit an application to share your public engagement projects and activities with the rest of the University and external visitors.

About the Showcase

The Public Engagement Showcase is part of Engage: Public Engagement in Practice 2021, the University's celebration of public engagement organised by the Public Engagement Unit.

The Public Engagement Showcase is a chance for you to share your public engagement projects and activities with the rest of the University and external visitors.

We want to celebrate the diversity of public engagement activities that are happening across the University, so we are looking for examples that cover all forms of public engagement at any scale or stage.

The Showcase will take place at our event Engage: Public Engagement in Practice 2021 on Friday 21 May 2021 from 13:00 – 14:00.

We expect Showcase applicants to attend Engage: Public Engagement in Practice from 13.00 – 14.00 so you can be available to answer any questions from attendees about your project.

Engage: Public Engagement in Practice will be hosted through the online events platform Hopin. As part of the event, we will have an expo area where the Public Engagement Showcase will be hosted. This area will be broken up into ‘Booths’ which will each contain an engagement project.

Deadline for submissions is Friday 30 April at 5pm.

Types of content you can submit

Posters

All posters will be collated in a single booth and be a Flickr album on the University of Bath Flickr page. To submit a poster please provide:

  • One image file
  • A short title (no more than six words)
  • A 150-word description of the project or activity

Encounters

A booth that is an encounter gives up to 10 people the chance to speak directly to you about your project in a ‘breakout room’. You may wish to prepare a presentation to illustrate your work or simply be available to discuss your project with event attendees. If you wish to submit an interactive session we need:

  • A short title (no more than six words)
  • One image file to advertise the session

Films

A booth that is a film will link out to an external video hosting site such as Vimeo or YouTube. You can submit a video directly to us or provide a link to the film hosted elsewhere. The film should:

  • Be no more than 10 minutes in length
  • Provide a description or example of your engagement project

Please also provide a separate image to represent your project.

The Step Into the Cubicle film is an example of this sort of film. However, don’t worry if your video does not have high production values, it can be rough and ready, the focus should be on highlighting your engagement project.

Slideshows

A booth that features a slideshow should:

  • Be no more than 10 slides in length
  • Be accessible by
    • Use font size of 44 or more for titles
    • Use font size 32 for short, simple bullets
    • Include no more than six lines of text on each slide
    • Provide a description and / or learning from your project

Please also provide a separate image to represent your project.

Websites

A booth that features a webpage links out to an external webpage about your project and should:

  • Be a single link to a webpage
  • Provide a description of your engagement project

Please also provide a separate image to represent your project.

Submission

To submit your ideas for the public engagement showcase please fill out the submission form.

If you are submitting a poster, film or slideshow, please email files to public-engagement@bath.ac.uk with ‘Public Engagement Showcase’ followed by your the title in the subject line.

Top tips for titles and descriptions

Each submission must have a title of no more than six words. A short, snappy title is crucial to intrigue individuals and to capture their attention. Examples from the Images of Research have included:

  • Commodity chains
  • Dogs don’t lie about love
  • How tough is a tackle?
  • Ghost faces in bamboo

Descriptions provide an opportunity to get creative about the way you describe your engagement, its importance to you and the difference it makes to the communities you have engaged with. Please use plain English by avoiding jargon and acronyms. The maximum length for descriptions is 150 words.

Some tips on writing in plain English:

Please note that entries that do not conform to the specifications for the image file or title and description will be rejected.

Deadline for submissions is Friday 30 April at 5pm.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.