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Public Engagement Network


Digital Engagement in Research: Creating a Research Project Website

When: Mon, 12 April 2021, 14:00 – 15:30

Where:  Zoom

Join Dr Katia Chornik (Senior REF Research Impact Coordinator, Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge) who will share basic and advanced aspects of developing a research project website to engage the public with your research. Participants with experience of supporting project websites for public engagement are invited to join Katia in sharing positive and negative experiences, tips, resources and examples of innovative research project websites.

 

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Using the arts in public engagement: practical case studies and learning

When: Tue, 11 May 2021, 14:00 – 15:30

Where:  Zoom

Join THIS.Institute (https://www.thisinstitute.cam.ac.uk/) in a session looking at the benefits of arts-based public engagement: anything from comic books to poetry, from theatre to video games. The Institute will share tips on how to make these creative projects work well, and they cover all the steps for researchers to start bringing art into their engagement programme, from developing collaborations to sparking creativity.

 

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Engaged Researcher Training


Branding Yourself Professionally

When: Thu 29 April, 11:00-12:30

Where:  Zoom

Are you curious to learn more about how to present your work and yourself professionally outside of academia by taking advantage of the online available resources? This training will focus on professional ‘branding’ outside of academia. First, it will introduce the importance of presenting yourself and your ideas in the right way to the stakeholders you are interested in connecting with professionally. The session will then delve into how to present your skills and your experience to position yourself credibly in a relevant field, whether on LinkedIn, through your CV and bio, or by ‘online’ networking.

 

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Identifying stakeholders and collaborators

When: Mon 31 May, 14:30-16:00

Where:  Zoom

This training is for researchers (PhDs, early career researchers or junior faculty members) who want to develop a research collaboration or project with a non-academic organisation (e.g. business, charity, NGO, local authority, social enterprise), but are unsure whom to collaborate with or how to find the contact details of the potential collaborator(s) they identified. The session will start with a brief overview of collaboration options and then present a deep dive (and related exercise) into stakeholder analysis and how to approach it, as a means to identify needed and nice-to-have collaborators. The exercise will be followed by some insights on best (and worst) practice. The session will end with some tips on how to reach out to desired collaborators, in the absence of previous/existing contacts. The group session will be followed by the opportunity for a one-to-one consultation to work through ideas specific to your project..

 

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Advanced Evaluation of Public Engagement

When: Tue 15 June, 14:00-15:30

Where:  Zoom

This session will take your evaluation thinking to the next level. Led by engagement consultant Jamie Gallagher it will explore the evaluation process in detail. The session will look at how to identify and measure key metrics, how to analyse data and how to write evaluation reports. You will discover how to plan event and activity specific evaluation and explore question formation by using evidence informed approaches to uncover what can (and can’t) be asked. The group session will be followed by the opportunity for a one-to-one consultation to work through problems, situations or ideas specific to your project.

 

More details and registration here.

Posted on 01/04/2021

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