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Public Engagement

You need to tell people about your research !! So how can we help....?


Research Harambee

We need to tell people about our research, we need to hear about other peoples' research. We need to be able to communicate our research to diverse audiences as well, The Research Harambee is a community led, designed and delivered event to celebrate PGR research at Warwick. Harambee is Swahili word meaning working together, pulling together, helping each other, caring, and sharing. It seem to sum up well what we delivered in our first Harambee in June 2019.

We are still looking forward to the chance to celebrate our research both in an online and in person event. When we have a date we will let you know.

Researcher Development Cafes:

My Research, My Fieldwork, My Research Methods

Come and share your knowledge and experiences of your research & research methods; your fieldwork experiences; your interviewing experiences. Share how you did something. Organised by your PGR colleagues as a chance for you to get together and share some understanding. You never know, it may save you months of searching through books.

Talking about your research- Training & Support

Preparing for your Public Engagement opportunities: practise presenting, design posters, how to fake confidence, network, storytelling and writing for different audiences. All this and more available through Researcher Development.(3MT) Three Minute Thesis

Can you present your thesis in just 3 Minutes? Are you up for the challenge? You have three minutes, one static slide, no props, and no materials – just you!

Networking Fund

  1. the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.
    "the skills of networking, bargaining, and negotiation"

As we have moved more online, we have recognised the invaluable support that we gain from our networks. But professional, academic, collegial and social networks can be hard to make, discover and support.

For 2021-22, we have decided to focus our support on helping you build and disseminate your networks. The money (a maximum bid of £300) is available to bring people together (both online and in person); to educate, stimulate or support ( even to meet to have a laugh or do something creative together); to challenge. Whatever it is that you need to bring people together and let other people know that you are doing it.

There is a 'no bits' ruling. We will not fund promotional bits that sit in people's drawers or go to landfill. Sustainability and inclusion MUST be foremost. In person is nice, but online must be included.

There are 3 calls a year. The event/s should occur in the four months following closing date.

Applications must be received by

Midnight (UTC) 25 October 2021

Midnight (UTC) 24 January 2022

Midnight (UTC) 26 April 2022

Applications will be reviewed by a small panel and successful bids will receive funding within two working weeks.

Success will focus upon sustainability of the project and the event - so is it repeatable, regular, easy to disseminate and has 'no bits' .

Inclusive: How are you going to get people to feel that they belong to the event? For example:

*Diversity is inviting people to the party

**Inclusion is inviting them to dance

***Belonging is being able to dance in your own way

Takeaways: what are people going to take away from the event that allows them to feel it was a great use of their time; a connection, a good moment, a new idea, an understanding of something complex??

Dissemination: telling people about what you are planning to do; and then telling people how it went. We need to learn from all these moments and will need you to share.

Applications here.

Researcher Development Framework information here

Please return FAO Researcher Development on

The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club works by recruiting, training and placing PhD researchers to work in state schools. Find out how we can help you get involved

BCThe Scholars Programme recruits, trains and places doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in state schools to deliver programmes of academic enrichment to small groups of pupils.

Through a combination of university trips, in-school tutorials and online resources, we support pupils aged 10-18 to develop the knowledge, skills and ambition needed to progress to highly-selective universities. Researchers in Schools offers a bespoke route for PhD graduates to enter the teaching profession as full-time classroom teachers.

Working in partnership with other providers, we offer a programme of initial teacher training and ongoing professional development that equips participants to utilise their academic expertise to the benefit of pupils, schools and universities.

More about The Brilliant Club here: