Beltane Public Engagement Network

Opportunities Calendar

Jun
28
Thu
2018
Being Human Masterclass – 28 June 2018 @ Senate House
Jun 28 all-day

This full day event is geared towards Being Human Festival <https://beinghumanfestival.org/> organisers and others interested in public engagement in the humanities. Mixing presentations and hands on workshops, the day covers most of the major areas of putting together a successful public engagement activity, from coming up with an idea through to evaluation and pitching to the media.

Alongside presentations from some inspiring Being Human organisers from the past few years, there will also be hands-on workshops in the following areas:

*   Creating innovative event formats

*   Working in partnership with communities

*   Evaluation and demonstrating impact

*   Working with the media

The day will conclude with a panel geared towards working with the media. This panel will feature contributions from academic, broadcaster and Being Human director Professor Sarah Churchwell, public philosopher Nigel Warburton (Aeon, Philosophy Bites) and journalist and editor Alex Clark (Guardian, TLS, Radio 4). This event is supported by Routledge Taylor Francis.

* PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE * <https://beinghumanfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/BEING-HUMAN-MASTERCLASS-DRAFT-PROGRAMME.pdf>

The event costs £20 to attend | £10 students/unwaged (please bring evidence of your status for registration on the day).

We have kept the fee as low as possible and it is only being used to cover some basic running costs, including refreshments and lunch which will be provided to all delegates.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the festival in coming years, or just want to learn more about public engagement generally, this should be a useful day.

 

To book, please visit: https://www.sas.ac.uk/events/event/16196

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).

Participatory action research: theories, methods and challenges @ St Mary’s College, Durham University
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm

A two-day course for doctoral students and members of community organisations, organised through Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Programme (NINEDTP) and facilitated by Sarah Banks (Durham University), Mary Brydon-Miller (University of Louisville, USA), Tina Cook (Liverpool Hope University), Yvonne Hall (community researcher), Peter Westoby (Queensland, Australia) and others. Further details can be found in the attached flyer and here:   https://www.dur.ac.uk/socialsciences.health/faculty/par/

Booking is essential. Places are limited to 35, so early booking is advisable. If you are a member of a community organisation interested in attending please complete the online application form for community organisations. If you are a doctoral student, please complete the online application form for doctoral students.

The closing date is Friday 20th April (5pm). Queries about bookings to: contact.nine@durham.ac.uk Queries about the course content to s.j.banks@durham.ac.uk

Jul
3
Tue
2018
Citizen Science Data Collection Tools for Marine Biological Scientists @ Oban
Jul 3 – Jul 4 all-day

We are pleased to announce a free 2-day workshop for researchers and graduates interested in engaging citizen scientists in the collection of biological data from the marine and coastal environment:

‘Citizen Science Data Collection Tools for Marine Biological Scientists is an introduction to citizen science, focussing on the tools which are available to start a project and collect data from participants. 

When & where: 3 & 4 July 2018 @ Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Oban, Scotland: Details and Booking

 A limited amount of funding is available to support the cost of attending the workshop if needed and can be applied for when booking.

The workshop is organised and run by the Marine Biological Association of the UK and is part of Envri Plus, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654182.

Aug
6
Mon
2018
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Aug 6 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.

Sep
3
Mon
2018
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Sep 3 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.

Oct
1
Mon
2018
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Oct 1 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.

Oct
24
Wed
2018
Save the date! | Royal Society training @ Central Edinburgh - tbc
Oct 24 all-day

The Royal Society will be in Edinburgh on Wednesday 24th October to deliver their training “An Introduction to Public Engagement”. This will be a workshop with a limited number of spaces available to each of the Edinburgh universities. More information coming as we get it!

Nov
5
Mon
2018
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.

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Phone: 0131 650 4874/4875
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