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Small Grants

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 2014:

School of Planning and Geography, Dr Alastair Smith – Exploring how a ‘sense of place’ can be used to enhance contemporary understandings of, and participation in, fair trade and trade justice campaigns.

School of Psychology, Dr David McGonigle – ‘Laboratory of Neuroillusions’ stand at the Green Man Festival

School of Biosciences, Dr Elizabeth Chadwick – Assessing ecosystem impacts of eel declines through citizen science

School of Computer Science and Informatics, Helen Phillips – Developing activities to train teachers in the use of Raspberry Pi computers

School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Dr Jacqui Mulville – Guerilla Archaeology at Glastonbury and the Green Man Festival

School of Medicine, Dr Keith Hart – ‘Science of Music in Health’ stand at the Green Man Festival

School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Konstantinos Trimmis – A series of workshops to engage participants with the story of the ‘Red Lady of the Paviland’ and the prehistoric lifeways of Wales

School of Music, Samuel Murray – ‘Sing a Song of Portland’ guided walking tours of the music heritage of Portland, Oregon in the United States


If you would like any further information about the scheme please contact