Public Engagement: Skills and Practice Training
2nd April 2020
Aimed at post-doctoral research staff

This day long course is for researchers at UCL who want to embed public engagement into their work. This interactive session will give you the basics of planning your engagement, evaluating your projects and learning more about why we engage – with the chance to ask questions of experienced individuals in the field.

The overall learning outcomes of PESP are to

  • Increase skills, knowledge and confidence in: Creating and enabling public engagement activity, Sharing knowledge and experience of public engagement, Applying for funding to support engagement, Creating external networks with relevant individuals, communities and organisations
  • Build internal networks and contribute to existing communities of support
  • Increase understanding and confidence in how public engagement can contribute to your career as researchers

The introduction will be supported by a voluntary online component, and will be followed in the afternoon by one of six optional modules – please select from the list below. (These modules will also be available to take across three afternoons in the summer term, allowing you to potentially take up to four of them as part of your Public Engagement Skills and Practice training):

PE as a Pathway to Impact
This module looks at the ways public engagement can help your work have an impact on the world – and provides tips on how to make sure you capture and show that impact.

Getting funded for PE
This module will offer an overview of the PE funding landscape, and practical tips and strategies for filling out a funding application, from those who have been there.

Co-Production Purpose and Principles
What is co-production? This session will give a firm grounding in the principles that guide any project that is truly co-produced, inspiring those looking to take their public engagement to the next step.

Creativity and Collaboration
This module is still in development, but will focus on supporting researchers in the humanities in discovering public groups that will find value and interest in their work.
Working with Patients
Patient Public Involvement and Engagement is an important part of modern health research – join this module to discuss the links between public engagement and patient involvement, and tips for engaging with patients.

Making the theory relevant
How can I talk about my research and who will find it interesting and useful? This module will help you find a common language, and is especially relevant for those in mechanical or abstract subject areas.

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

Course date:

2nd April 2020, 10.00 - 4.30
Room 422 Roberts Building, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE

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