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Research Active Staff (RAS): Public Engagement - A Beginner's Guide to Public Engagement.


Aimed at those who are new to doing public engagement this session will provide an overview of what public engagement is, why it matters and equip you with some top tools and tips to make it easier. We’ll talk about different types of public engagement, finding an audience for your research, setting aims and objectives for your public engagement, and how to evaluate your activity.

Who should attend?
University of Warwick Research Active Staff (Research-focussed, Teaching-focussed and Research & Teaching contracts) and PhD students.

We think it will be especially relevant for ECRs, however if you're an experienced researcher who's new to doing public engagement this session is also for you.

Workshop enables attendees to:

  • To explore what public engagement is, how it applies to you, and why it matters
  • To understand what is meant by “the public” and how to get them interested in what you’re doing
  • To help you set realistic expectations of yourself on what public engagement you can achieve with your research project
  • To help you set out your aims and objectives for your public engagement
  • To explore different methods of engagement and which one you should use
  • To explore potential methods of evaluating your public engagement (including what kinds of things you need to record for REF Impact purposes)

Led by:
Lucy Horrocks and Alison Phillips, Engagement Coordinators, Engagement Group

Further workshops in the Public Engagement Series 2018/19:

Evaluating your Public Engagement Activity
Wednesday 6 February 2019, 12.30 - 15.30, R0.04 Ramphal Building (Main Campus)

Giving Great Public Engagement Presentations
Wednesday 20 March 2019, 12.00 - 15.00, Wolfson 1 & 2, The Research Exchange, 3rd Floor, The Library

Already run workshops in the Public Engagement Series 2018/19
Public Engagement - Engaging Diverse Audiences
Friday 12 October 2018 (Part 1) and Friday 19 October 2018 (Part 2)
Both events 9.30 - 12.30, Wolfson 1&2, The Research Exchange, 3rd Floor, The Library.



Workshop Details




Any questions?

Workshop content:

Lucy Horrocks or
Alison Phillips
Engagement Coordinators,
Engagement Group

Sandy Sparks
Learning and Development Advisor for RAS, LDC
Ext: 74121

Workshop arrangements:
Jane Cooper 
Administrative Assistant, LDC
Ext: 24893