Beltane Public Engagement Network

Opportunities Calendar

May
1
Tue
2018
STEAM Summer School 2018 – 10 days of Science Communication Training
May 1 all-day

2-11 July 2018; Malta

Join us for a 10-days intensive training in science communication in Malta. STEAM provides training in science communication for university students, researchers, and educators and inventively marries science and art in science communication practice.

Ways to apply:

  1. Apply for a STEAM grant for travel, accommodation & fees (for University of Edinburgh staff & students only) due 27 November 2017
  2. Apply for a Eurasmus+ mobility grant for travel, accommodation & fees through your university (due date to be advised – but likely to be early February 2018)
  3. Pay to attend with an earlybird registration fee of €550 before 1 May 2018
  4. Pay to attend with a late registration fee of €600 before 4 June 2018

For more information see www.steamsummerschool.eu/register-steam or contact steam@um.edu.mt. Funded by the Erasmus+ programme, STEAM is led by the University of Malta, with the following partners: European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA, France), Haaga-Helia University (Finland), science communication company Science View (Greece), University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and Rhine-Waal University (Germany).

May
7
Mon
2018
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
May 7 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.

NCCPE What Works Events
May 7 @ 11:31 am – 12:31 pm

There is no deadline for this opportunity.

 

The NCCPE are delighted to announce the first in a series of ‘what works‘ events. The first topic focusses on the use of social media in engaging the public with research.

Last year the NCCPE commissioned a short piece of desk research to explore the use of social media in engaging the public with research. The researcher found:

*         Researchers are mainly using social media for the purposes of peer-to-peer networking and dissemination, and many receive support from their universities to do so

*         Significantly fewer researchers use social media to open up conversations or invite collaboration from the public.

We are therefore looking to develop support for academics who want to engage the public with social media, and we are keen to hear from you!

What excellent practice have we missed? Have you researched the use of social media and have ideas of how to make this work well? Do you have tools to support people wanting to enhance their work in this area? Have you come up with ways of addressing the challenges in this way? If so, please read our latest blog ‘social media – a ‘go-go’ or ‘no-go’ for quality public engagement and submit evidence to our call for evidence.

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a topic for a ‘what works’ event, please get in touch.

May
16
Wed
2018
Bookings for Engage Academy 2018-19 are now open @ M-Shed
May 16 @ 9:00 am – May 17 @ 5:00 pm

The Engage Academy cohort meets in Bristol for three two-day sessions that explore the role of PURPOSE, PROCESS and PEOPLE in underpinning engagement excellence. Each meeting combines presentations led by individuals prominent within the engagement, funding and policy communities; practical workshops; and opportunities for peer-supported learning. Mentors with expertise in public engagement strategy, culture change, evaluation, and community engagement are available to provide one-to-one support.

The dates for 2018-19 are:

16-17 May 2018; 19-20 September 2018; 23-24 January 2019

Where

M-Shed, Bristol

Who?

The Academy is aimed primarily at those working to embed high quality engagement with research in their institution. It is suitable for individuals based within a higher education institution in the UK, whose role focuses on public engagement with research/involves responsibility for supporting public engagement with research within a department and/or institution. In order to attend, you must have the support of your departmental/institutional lead.

Fees

£970

(A limited number of earlybird places are available at £795)

NB participants will need to cover their own travel and accommodation

Jun
1
Fri
2018
BIG SKILLS DAY – DIVERSITY IN STEM @ Royal Institution
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

As part of BIG’s role in promoting excellence in science communication we are pleased to announce our upcoming skills day: Diversity in STEM.

 

Diversity can mean lots of different things to different people including representation, accessibility, inclusion and more. It is increasingly being talking about within science, and science communication.

 

During this day, we will discuss different areas of diversity, and how we can all make our events, activities and organisations more inclusive, accessible and representative. Topics will include:

 

How we can make activities and events more accessible How we can monitor and evaluate diversity in projects How we can feel more comfortable talking about diversity in different settings.

 

This Skills Day aims to better equip everyone to think about diversity within science communication. It will be particularly relevant to those working in or with organisations such as universities, museums and festivals but anyone wanted to improve their approach to diversity will benefit.

 

Cost of attending is £45 for BIG members including lunch and coffee. Non members will need to join BIG first at an annual cost of £30 and then come back to register for the day as a member.

 

To find out more or to register for the day visit the website linked above.

Jun
4
Mon
2018
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Jun 4 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.

STEAM Summer School 2018 – 10 days of Science Communication Training
Jun 4 all-day

2-11 July 2018; Malta

Join us for a 10-days intensive training in science communication in Malta. STEAM provides training in science communication for university students, researchers, and educators and inventively marries science and art in science communication practice.

Ways to apply:

  1. Apply for a STEAM grant for travel, accommodation & fees (for University of Edinburgh staff & students only) due 27 November 2017
  2. Apply for a Eurasmus+ mobility grant for travel, accommodation & fees through your university (due date to be advised – but likely to be early February 2018)
  3. Pay to attend with an earlybird registration fee of €550 before 1 May 2018
  4. Pay to attend with a late registration fee of €600 before 4 June 2018

For more information see www.steamsummerschool.eu/register-steam or contact steam@um.edu.mt. Funded by the Erasmus+ programme, STEAM is led by the University of Malta, with the following partners: European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA, France), Haaga-Helia University (Finland), science communication company Science View (Greece), University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and Rhine-Waal University (Germany).

NCCPE What Works Events
Jun 4 @ 11:31 am – 12:31 pm

There is no deadline for this opportunity.

 

The NCCPE are delighted to announce the first in a series of ‘what works‘ events. The first topic focusses on the use of social media in engaging the public with research.

Last year the NCCPE commissioned a short piece of desk research to explore the use of social media in engaging the public with research. The researcher found:

*         Researchers are mainly using social media for the purposes of peer-to-peer networking and dissemination, and many receive support from their universities to do so

*         Significantly fewer researchers use social media to open up conversations or invite collaboration from the public.

We are therefore looking to develop support for academics who want to engage the public with social media, and we are keen to hear from you!

What excellent practice have we missed? Have you researched the use of social media and have ideas of how to make this work well? Do you have tools to support people wanting to enhance their work in this area? Have you come up with ways of addressing the challenges in this way? If so, please read our latest blog ‘social media – a ‘go-go’ or ‘no-go’ for quality public engagement and submit evidence to our call for evidence.

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a topic for a ‘what works’ event, please get in touch.

Jul
2
Mon
2018
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Jul 2 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.

STEAM Summer School 2018 – 10 days of Science Communication Training
Jul 2 all-day

2-11 July 2018; Malta

Join us for a 10-days intensive training in science communication in Malta. STEAM provides training in science communication for university students, researchers, and educators and inventively marries science and art in science communication practice.

Ways to apply:

  1. Apply for a STEAM grant for travel, accommodation & fees (for University of Edinburgh staff & students only) due 27 November 2017
  2. Apply for a Eurasmus+ mobility grant for travel, accommodation & fees through your university (due date to be advised – but likely to be early February 2018)
  3. Pay to attend with an earlybird registration fee of €550 before 1 May 2018
  4. Pay to attend with a late registration fee of €600 before 4 June 2018

For more information see www.steamsummerschool.eu/register-steam or contact steam@um.edu.mt. Funded by the Erasmus+ programme, STEAM is led by the University of Malta, with the following partners: European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA, France), Haaga-Helia University (Finland), science communication company Science View (Greece), University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and Rhine-Waal University (Germany).

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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