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Inspiration and Examples of Public Engagement

Below are some examples of how previous awardees of the QBP public engagement seed fund have used the funding to create some excellent public engagement activities.

Dr Elizabeth BarryLiving a good life in older age

Dr Elizabeth Barry used the funding to create podcasts of a 2 day symposium on the topic of living a good life in older age.

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Invisible Cities Ideas Cafe table discussionInvisible Cities

Dr Irene Steffanini arranged an Ideas Cafe around the theme of the miniature world of microbes and their communication systems.

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Giant Periodic Table Life Changing Elements

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first publication of the periodic table Dr Cinzia Imberti built a stand including a giant illuminated periodic table.

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Milestone logoMilestone

MILESTONE is a project that aims to understand and improve transition of care from child to adult mental health services for young people across different healthcare systems in Europe. The funds awarded were used to run three ‘Ideas Cafes’, two hour interactive workshops, with a wide range of different stakeholders including mental health practitioners, service commissioners, young people and parents and carers.

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Lab Cut Films team bannerLab Cut Films

Devised by three PhD students Lab Cut Films created a space for scientists, filmmakers and communicators alike to come together and create short films based on the scientists’ research. The project also created a new film at the British Science Festival Family Fun Day.

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Red Tent project displayRed Tent Project

The Red Tent Project is a menstruation and sustainability awareness project designed and run by PhD student Rebecca Evans. Its aim is to increase awareness about the challenges faced by girls globally in managing their menarche and menstruation, and to promote discourse on the issue with the goal of listening to girls’ needs and trying to find sustainable solutions.

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