Public Engagement: Skills and Practice Training
7th November 2018
For UCL research staff

This interactive day long course is for researchers at UCL who want to embed public engagement into their work. The UCL Public Engagement Unit works to help UCL achieve UCL 2034 Principle Theme 4 and become “An accessible, publicly engaged organisation that fosters a lifelong community”.

During the day, UCL Public Engagement Unit staff, relevant UCL researchers and professional services staff, and community organisations will share knowledge, experience and ideas about public engagement.

Research staff will explore how public engagement could fit into their own work, hear from people who have done innovative engagement activities, and practice key skills that will help with their own engagement.

The morning will introduce the public engagement support at UCL and focus on the benefits and challenges of public engagement, while the afternoon will be skills-focused and participants will be able to attended smaller group sessions. There will also be a marketplace for participants to talk to staff from across UCL departments whose work touches on engagement.

Paricipants will have the chance to attend two afternoon sessions from the below:

Creative idea generation: Where do ideas come from? How can I work with the public in a creative way? Where do I start coming up with an idea? If you’d like answers for these, and other burning questions, attend this session. Through talks, discussion, and idea generation activities, you’ll leave with a set of tools to help build new ideas for your own engagement journey

Making a public engagement project happen: Let’s get practical! Unsure about how to make your great project idea happen in real life? This session will explore how to plan and deliver your public engagement project effectively, build key relationships and partnerships, and avoid some of the common pitfalls in planning public engagement projects.

Evaluation: What? Why? How?: What is evaluation anyway? Why should I bother building it in to my project? How do I actually do it in practice? 
From principles and methods to aims and outcomes, evaluation is all about questions - join this session to explore how to answer them!

Getting funded: Join us in an interactive session designed to increase your knowledge and confidence in securing funding for public engagement. From planning to application, select this workshop if you would like to improve your understanding and skills in what it takes to make successful funding applications

The day is open to staff with all levels of experience in public engagement. 

Course date:

7th November 2018, 9.30 - 4.30
Room 728 IOE (20 Bedford Way)

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