Friday, 13 July 2012

research and public engagement

An extract that might be of interest for those involved in research and or public engagement  from National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement newsletter

Creating Impact Case Studies for the REF: 4th October, 2012, Bristol
Are you helping researchers to makes sense of the Impact dimension to the REF? If so the NCCPE is keen to help. This training the trainer event provides a unique opportunity to find out about resources we’ve developed to help researchers create impact case studies, and to develop skills in evaluation. Find out more here:

Beginner’s Guide to Evaluation: Training the trainer: 30th August 2012, Birmingham
Thanks to those of you who expressed interest in this course. We are delighted to announce the date and time for this event. Please note – delegates have told us they would like a longer course to run through some of the exercises together – so the course is now 4 hours and includes lunch! In addition trainers attending the course will be able to apply for support for the first course that they run! Book your free place, and find our

Online public engagement training pilot
With the support of the National HE STEM Programme, we have recently launched an online public engagement training course. This pilot course is now live on our website and currently has 2 modules; Getting started with Public Engagement and Communication Skills. We would like to invite you to road test this course and let us know what you think using our online survey:  

Embedding impact analysis in research
For regular updates from this JISC funded project aiming to help institutions embed capability and processes for identifying and articulating benefits and impact in their research groups log onto the project space:  On the 31st July, there will be an online forum discussion with representatives from the projects to explore key lessons and learning to date: for more details.

RCUK School-University Partnerships Initiative
This new initiative is providing £1.5million over three years to create and build partnerships between universities and secondary schools. This partnership working will support researchers’ direct engagement with students and bring contemporary and inspirational research contexts into formal and informal learning to enhance and enrich the curriculum. Funding of £150,000 is available to successful HEIs over three years. The call closes 25 September 2012 and is open to HEIs in receipt of a minimum threshold of RCUK funding.  Further information can be found on RCUK website

Consultation on Ethical principles and Guidelines for Community Based Participatory Research
The Centre for Social Justice and Community Action are consulting on guidelines developed with community partners. Please get involved. You can find out

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National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement
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