Opportunities Calendar

Oct
25
Thu
2018
People, Place and Public Engagement conference | Save the date @ Eastern Canada
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm

All are welcome to this conference, including community organisers, industry, researchers and university staff, students, government employees, and anyone else with an interest in making a difference through public engagement.

Sign up to the mailing list linked above to be kept updated.

Oct
26
Fri
2018
Festival of Physics 2018 @ Our Dynamic Earth
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day

The Festival of Physics is a celebration of the wonder of science, the power of curiosity and the inventions and discoveries that shape our world and our future. Join the Institute of Physics from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October at Dynamic Earth for a packed three-day programme of scintillating science shows, hands-on workshops and inspiring experiences, plus creative conversations from the domains of music, theatre and art alongside talks and lectures for all ages.

From the edge of the universe to the heart of the atom, from spacetime to stardust, come play with us.

Festival of Physics 2018 @ Dynamic Earth
Oct 26 all-day

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, the Institute of Physics is now accepting event applications for the 2018 Scottish Festival of Physics.

The festival will take place from Friday 26th October – Sunday 28th October inclusive at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.

The event will be a celebration of the role that physics plays in our world and beyond, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary content that demonstrates the intersections of physics with other sciences and forms of culture – not only physicists need apply. If you have an interesting event, we’d love to hear from you.

The programme will include an adult event strand alongside teen, family and early years offerings, so  we are seeking inspiring and interactive content in the form of workshops, shows, talks, debates, games and art for a range of ages.

This year, the theme of the festival is Time. We would be keen to encourage submissions of content that explores or is related to this theme, although it is not prohibitive.

 

Public Engagement as Social Structure @ The Glassroom
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Part of a free seminar series organised by Edinburgh Napier University. Open to all.

Booking is essential; email Kirstie Jamieson, k.jamieson@napier.ac.uk, to do so.

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Festival of Physics 2018 @ Dynamic Earth
Oct 27 all-day

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, the Institute of Physics is now accepting event applications for the 2018 Scottish Festival of Physics.  

The festival will take place from Friday 26th October – Sunday 28th October inclusive at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. 

The event will be a celebration of the role that physics plays in our world and beyond, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary content that demonstrates the intersections of physics with other sciences and forms of culture – not only physicists need apply. If you have an interesting event, we’d love to hear from you. 

The programme will include an adult event strand alongside teen, family and early years offerings, so  we are seeking inspiring and interactive content in the form of workshops, shows, talks, debates, games and art for a range of ages.  

This year, the theme of the festival is Time. We would be keen to encourage submissions of content that explores or is related to this theme, although it is not prohibitive.

 

Oct
28
Sun
2018
Festival of Physics 2018 @ Dynamic Earth
Oct 28 all-day

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, the Institute of Physics is now accepting event applications for the 2018 Scottish Festival of Physics.  

The festival will take place from Friday 26th October – Sunday 28th October inclusive at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. 

The event will be a celebration of the role that physics plays in our world and beyond, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary content that demonstrates the intersections of physics with other sciences and forms of culture – not only physicists need apply. If you have an interesting event, we’d love to hear from you. 

The programme will include an adult event strand alongside teen, family and early years offerings, so  we are seeking inspiring and interactive content in the form of workshops, shows, talks, debates, games and art for a range of ages.  

This year, the theme of the festival is Time. We would be keen to encourage submissions of content that explores or is related to this theme, although it is not prohibitive.

 

Oct
31
Wed
2018
AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange Fellowships 2019
Oct 31 all-day

The AHRC and ESRC have just launched a call for Knowledge Exchange Fellowships with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with deadline 31st October 2018.

Funding will be provided for two to four Fellowships to start from September 2019, working 0.6 to 0.8FTE for 24 months (salary covered according to FEC rules).

Eligibility: For the 2019-20 intake the call is open to all disciplines within the arts and humanities and social sciences, with expertise aligned to the following FCO Research Groups and Units:

  •  Africa Research Group,
  • Americas Research Group,
  •  Asia-Pacific Research Group (particularly applications focussed on China’s foreign policy),
  •  Eastern Research Group, (applications focussed on Russia),
  •  Europe Research Group,
  •  Middle East and North Africa Research Group (particularly on cross-regional socio-economic, demographic and environmental trends),
  •  National Security Research Group (particularly applications focussed on measuring the effectiveness of counter-terrorism interventions),
  •  South Asia and Afghanistan Research Group,
  •  Arms Control and Disarmament Research Unit (focussing on the history, development and implementation of arms control and armaments policies on chemical and biological weapons).

At the University of Edinburgh, colleagues in the CAHSS KE office are very happy to help with your application.

 

Public Engagement Manager (0.5 FTE, 2 yrs)
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm

This position is currently available in the central public engagement team at the University of Edinburgh. The role is a grade 7, 0.5 FTE, fixed for 2 years. The types of projects you could be working on include a partnership with the Film Festival, FameLab, Explorathon and the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas.

For more information, please go to https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk and enter vacancy ref. 045385.

Nov
5
Mon
2018
Dunbar Science Club | Invitation to deliver workshops @ Bleachingfield Community Centre
Nov 5 all-day

We would like to invite Edinburgh Researchers to deliver workshops for Dunbar Science Club on a Saturday morning during 2017.

Dunbar Science Club

Dunbar Science Club was created in 2011 by a small team of volunteer parents of pupils attending Dunbar Primary School.  Our objective is to inspire and encourage a life-long interest in science amongst children living in the Dunbar Cluster area by running an annual programme of varied workshops provided by local scientists (including volunteer parents) and external providers.

Dunbar Science Club was an initiative of Dunbar PS’s Parent Council’s “Science, Maths, Engineering & Technology Sub Group” that also created the annual award winning community science festival, Dunbar SciFest.

Dunbar Science Club is supported by Community Windpower Ltd, who also support Dunbar SciFest.

Please see the Dunbar Science Club Facebook page and our website to see previous workshop blogs etc.

Dunbar Science Club Workshops

We deliver three one-hour long workshops, ideally fortnightly between September and June annually. The first two workshops, starting at 9.30am and 10.30am are for children aged 5-8 and the third workshop, starting at 11.30am, is for children aged 9-12+.

We open the online workshop booking, via our own Dunbar Science Club App, two weeks before the workshop date.

Dunbar Science Club Workshops Dates 2017

  1. 01.17
  2. 02.17
  3. 02.17
  4. 03.17
  5. 03.17
  6. 04.17
  7. 05.17
  8. 05.17
  9. 06.17
  10. 06.17

Are you interested in delivering workshops for Dunbar Science Club?

If so, please contact the organiser asap and confirm the following:

  1. Which date / dates from the list above you would be available to deliver your workshop activities?
  1. That you are happy to deliver 3 x 45-50 minute duration workshops within the hour-long slots, starting at 9.30, 10.30 & 11.30am?
  1. That your workshop activities are suitable for the 2 age groups (5-8 and 9-12+)? Please note that we are very happy for you to use us as ‘guinea pigs’ to test out activities that may wish to run at open days, science festivals etc.
  1. How many people will deliver the workshops?
  1. Whether you charge a fee and if so how much or whether you’d be happy for us to cover your travel expenses? We will provide hot drinks and snacks from the Ridge Cafe

We would need you to provide the following information asap please:

  • Workshop Title
  • Workshop descriptive blurb (ideally 50 words, max 100 words)
  • The capacity of each workshop – please advise us on what you think will work best for your activity, anywhere between 10-30 children per session
  • Workshop Risk Assessment
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Nov 5 all-day

Flexible 4-week online course – join when it suits you

This course will help you to:

  • Identify outcomes and develop an evaluation plan
  • Design a qualitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a quantitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a questionnaire to evaluate your public engagement activity

The course has been developed by Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick), a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.