WIE Launches the Warwick Awards for Public and Community Engagement (WAPCE)
WAPCE celebrates the very best of Warwick’s staff and students contributions to public and community engagement. With 7 awards of up to £4000! Find out more here and apply.
Funding for new projects with WIE’s Collaboration and Co-production Fund Announced
A huge thank you to all those who applied for the first stage of Warwick Institute of Engagement’s (WIE) collaboration and co-production fund. The fund awards up to £3,000 to support activities to build new, or strengthen existing, relationships with local, regional and national community partners, groups and organisations. We’re pleased to announce that four awardees have now been selected! Discover the projects they are supporting
(Left to Right) Dr Karen Simecek, Dr Paul Grigsby, Dr Vishalakshi Roy, Prof Thijs Van Rens
A second round of applications is now open for the chance to win up to £3000 to support your project! Visit this page to view and submit the application form. You can save your progress in the form. The deadline is 5pm on Tuesday 15 February 2022.
We can't quite believe a whole year has passed since the Warwick Institute of Engagement (WIE) was founded.
WIE is here to engage the public in the University's learning and research, collaborating with people on our doorstep as well as across the country and around the world. WIE seeks to share Warwick's passion for learning and discovery with everyone – no matter their background, and to make the world a better place by working together.
What we've achieved so far:
It has been a massive year for us – we’ve delivered 6 months of our Resonate Festival so far, which is our year-long contribution to the celebration of Coventry as UK City of Culture 2021.We’ve had 170+ staff and students involved in delivering 84 live events as well as 20 online activities and resources. We’ve reached 2,500 audience members during our live events, along with 3,446 (and growing!) online event views. And those numbers are only going to go up as we deliver the remaining months of the festival and bring it all together with our grand finale – our on-campus festival 19-21st April 2022.
Hand in hand with our local communities
We couldn’t have done all this without working closely with the incredible people on our doorstep. We’ve worked with community groups, individuals and organisations to collaborate on a huge range of activities.We’ve been able to work with 57 local organisations and develop relationships with 40 professional artists and creatives. Through this, WIE has given £10,000 to 11 community groups to co-create activities, alongside our staff and students.
Want to know more about what we've done this year?
If you’ve got ideas about how we could work together, or community groups we could partner with, we’d love to hear from you – drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you considering applying for promotion to Senior Teaching Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, Associate Professor, Reader, or Professor? Join our upcoming sessions focussing on how you can meet the impact, outreach and engagement criteria.
Over the summer of 2021 Tom and Nic, both PhD students completing the Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP), undertook the placement section of their programme supporting the Institute of Engagement team. We've loved having them around to help, and valued their ideas and feedback to what we're doing and we'll miss them as they head back to focussing on their research. We asked them to share their experiences of working with the team.