Beltane Public Engagement Network

Opportunities Calendar

Oct
19
Fri
2018
City Witness: Linking Universities and the Past @ The Glassroom
Oct 19 @ 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
24
Wed
2018
Training: Introduction to Public Engagement (Royal Society) @ Grassmarket Community Project
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Beltane universities are hosting this Royal Society-run training here in Edinburgh. Universities in Edinburgh have TEN free places to share between them.

Aimed at early/mid career scientists at the start of their independent research careers (2-10 years post-PhD) and with little to no experience in public engagement, this course is designed to provide the skills and confidence needed to get started. You can find out more about the course here:

To express your interest in one of the FREE places, please send a couple of sentences on how you think you could benefit from the course to info@beltanenetwork.org as soon as possible. If you have already contacted Laura Wicks, Sarah Anderson or Dawn Smith to express interest, you do not need to do anything in addition.

Please do not book directly via the Royal Society to attend until you have been told you definitely have a place!

Oct
26
Fri
2018
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.

Nov
29
Thu
2018
NCCPE Engage Conference @ Edinburgh
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm

Framing new futures for public engagement

At the Engage Conference this year we’ll be exploring new futures for university public engagement; celebrating the NCCPE’s 10 year anniversary; and taking stock of the lessons learned. Weaving in stories from people who have been working to embed public engagement in their practice and institutions – and with provocation from outside the sector – Engage 2018 will help set the foundations for the road ahead.

The conference will be framed around three themes:

Facing the future

  • The landscape for public engagement continues to morph and change, sensitive to broader changes in wider society. How can we make sense of the dramatic changes we are living through? How do we need to adapt our engagement activity? What opportunities are we missing? Who else can help? What will it look like 10 years from now? How will we get there?

Stories of change

  • Engagement takes time, but can be transformative. Stories can help reflect where we have come from and where we are going, enabling us to gain insights and change direction. Do you have stories to share – about your own journey or about how teams, projects, organisations and publics have been changed by engagement?

Perspectives on practice

  • Engagement is typically a human, subtle process that creates significant change – to people, practices and products. There are a multitude of methods and approaches. Can you help us understand how to make engagement work?

This year we are going to Edinburgh, one of the original Beacons for Public Engagement, and now home of the Beltane Public Engagement Network. We are working with the Beltane Public Engagement Network which comprises Edinburgh Napier UniversityHeriot Watt University, the University of Edinburgh and Queen Margaret University to curate, organise and deliver an Engage Conference with a difference. Expect all the things you love about Engage – including plenty of opportunities to network and connect with others, inspiring keynote speakers, critical analysis, and stories of excellent engagement. A new place gives us the opportunity to include some new features, including a community focused ‘poster party’, and wrap-around events with a Scottish flavour.

Contact Us

The Beltane Public Engagement Network
The Institute for Academic Development
1 Morgan Lane, Edinburgh, EH8 8FP

Phone: 0131 650 4874/4875
Email: info@beltanenetwork.org

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The Beltane team is delighted to be partnering with the Royal Society, London on a Public Engagement Networking event here in Edinburgh. Meet organisations who can provide you with opportunities to share your research. Wed 24th Oct, 6-8pm

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