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 Community@cardiff.ac.uk