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Engagement training, workshops and hands-on engagement

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A new public engagement training programme has been developed for public engagement professionals and researchers in the College, with a particular focus on early career researchers.

A public engagement newsletter has been created to help demystify ‘Public Engagement’, with face-to-face training provided via a Public Engagement Development Programme comprising of a Public Engagement Masterclass, a Monitoring and Evaluating Public Engagement course, Public Engagement Drop-in Sessions and ISSF Public Engagement Grant Writing workshops.

The Public Engagement Masterclass provides a comprehensive guide to undertaking a public engagement activity, whilst Monitoring and Evaluating Public Engagement introduces participants to a range of methods and frameworks to guide public engagement and evidence outcomes. Courses are highly interactive and seek to develop new ideas and skills in participants.

Public Engagement Drop-in Sessions allow researchers to present and discuss their engagement ideas, and develop an approach that facilitates two-way dialogue with the public. Coverage of evaluation methods will ensure we can demonstrate that the public engagement activity has benefited the public’s perceptions / engagement with the topic.

Register for courses within the Public Engagement Development Programme

If you are staff or a postgraduate student at the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, you can register for courses within the Public Engagement Development Programme by selecting the course title below. You will be prompted to select an Eventbrite link featuring available course dates to confirm your availability to attend.

Courses will take place throughout January and February 2020:

'The Public Engagement Development Programme equipped me with essential knowledge and skills without which our team would not have gained ISSF3 funding. It has also increased my confidence to apply for public engagement funds from external sources to continue the project beyond the Proof-of-Concept.'

Dr Judith Harrison WCAT Fellow, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

ISSF Public Engagement Grant Writing workshops are suitable for anyone applying for the ISSF Public Engagement Proof-of-Concept fund. The workshops are also beneficial for applicants seeking advice and guidance on completing an ISSF Public Engagement application based on panel feedback for resubmission.

A list of trained individuals is being maintained to help researchers obtain hands-on engagement experience, placing them in a competitive position to apply for ISSF3 Public Engagement Proof-of-Concept funding.

Further information

For more information about the Public Engagement Proof-of-Concept funding call, application forms, panels and training please contact:

Carl Smith

ISSF Engagement Officer