The Community Engagement Team strives to support and develop public engagement throughout the University. To this end we run an annual small grants scheme offering grants of up to £500 to support academic staff and PhD researchers to undertake public engagement activities.
Projects funded in 2013:
School of Biosciences, Dr Rosalind John – A series of activities on the theme of ‘Maternal lifestyle and healthy babies’
School of Biosciences, Dr Elisabetta Canetta - Series of three workshops on ‘Understanding the natural process of human cells using physics’
School of City and Regional Planning & School of Architecture, Dr Andrea Frank & Dr Marga Munar Bauza – Exhibition and events based around student urban design work
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Ian Fryett – ‘Exploring the underwater world’ – boat based scientific cruise around Cardiff Bay
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Kate Walker – A series of podcasts ‘What everyone should know about climate change’
School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Helen Mckenzie – ‘Victorian Popular Culture’ - a study day for ‘A’ level students
School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Shelagh Weeks – Creative writing workshops with local secondary schools
School of Engineering, Michelle Davies – public engagement activities with ’Cardiff Racing’ the formula student racing team.
School of European Languages, Translation and Politics, Mirona Moraru – ‘The Human Library’ - an event designed to allow people to share their different multilingual experiences.
School of Medicine, Dr Rose Thompson – ‘Epilepsy Stories Collection’ – developing digital stories with people with epilepsy
School of Medicine, Dr Danielle Huckle – Digital storytelling for the Mushin Museum of anaesthetics
School of Physics and Astronomy, Dr Edward Gomez – Production of astronomy activity booklets for 5-11 year olds
School of Psychology, Dr Derek Jones – ‘Brain Games’ primary school assemblies
School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Dr Jacqui Mulville - Guerilla Archaeology at summer festivals
If you would like any further information about the scheme please contact Community@cardiff.ac.uk