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Engagement Learning Circles

Colourful stick figures in a circleLearning circles (LC) will be our guides to what the Institute should do, and how, and the place of engagement at Warwick. They will each be made up of a group of Fellows / Institute staff with an interest in a particular topic related to engagement.

The areas of discussion will be set by the fellows, with some initial guidance. We intend that the first round of learning circles will look at the following areas (click each heading to expand):

Learning Circle 1: Introduction to Engagement Training

This LC will aid in the development of Public Engagement training contributions to the all Warwick Staff Induction Hub, APP TE and APP EXP Teaching probation courses, Research-focused staff training framework; as well as to the development of WIE's own Introduction to Engagement Moodle (with a version for all Staff and also one in particular for Post-Docs/Early Career researchers).

Chair: Des Hewitt, Foundation Fellow - Faculty of Social Sciences

WIE Team Link: Naomi Kay

Members: Rachel Edwards, Phil Jemmett, Paul Barlow, Florian Reiche, Ian Hands-Portman, Claire Rocks, Nicholas Jackson, Christopher Strelluf, Kate Astbury.


Learning Circle 2: Developing the New Skills of Engagement

This LC will specialise in the discussion, development of support and training for innovative formats of Engagement communication (e.g. Video/Audio/Animation/Print Design/Online). It will also contribute to the development of a moodle course and a live training session for staff focused on how best to engage with the public online.

Chair: Chloe Agg, Foundation Fellow - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine

WIE Team Link: Emily Little and Rachel Edwards

Members: Martine Barons, Rachel Edwards, Phil Jemmett, Ian Hands-Portman, Lisa Harding, Anthony Avery, Mark Udall, Dave Harvey, Saskia Bakker, Anne-Marie Broomhall, Debbie Smith, Ross Forman, Deepak Parashar, Cansu Kuey, Elisabeth Blagrove, Rachael Kirwan, Susie Carr, Graeme Currie, Rhys Boxall-Roye, Jo Clark.


Learning Circle 3: Guide to Promoting Events and Event Management

This LC will contribute to the development of a comprehensive guide to help staff promote and manage their public engagement events.

Chair: Anthony Avery, Foundation Fellow - Warwick Events

WIE Team Link: Naomi Kay

Members: Amanda Bishop, Kayleigh Buckingham-Pegg, Lisa Harding, Ally Caldecote, Mark Udall, Dave Harvey, Caroline Rushingwa, Cansu Kuey, Rachael Kirwan, Jo Clark.


Learning Circle 4: Evaluation and Assessment of PE Projects

This LC will focus on the development of strategies for the robust and useful evaluation of Public Engagement activities and projects. It will in turn produce recommendations, support, and contribute to training (e.g. a moodle course) and templates to aid effective evaluation and assessment of PE projects by Warwick Staff.

Chair: Vish Roy, Foundation Fellow - Faculty of Arts

WIE Team Link: James Brown

Members: Sophie Staniszewska, Freya Harrison, Phil Jemmett, Florian Reiche, Claire Rocks, Becky Morris, Jack Jones, Yasmin Rahman, David Coates.


Learning Circle 5: Supporting Public Engagement elements of Staff Research/Teaching Funding Bids

This LC will work in conjunction with the WIE team to act as a "surgery"; where staff members seeking to submit research/teaching funding bids including elements of Public Engagement can come for advice and feedback on draft applications. It will also contribute to the development of a comprehensive guide to help staff apply for funding for Public Engagement with Research projects.

Chair: Kate Astbury, Foundation Fellow - Faculty of Arts

WIE Team Link: All

Members: Des Hewitt, Martine Barons, Emma Griffiths, Aruni Fonseka, Ross Forman, Deepak Parashar, James Hodkinson, Rachael Kirwan, Graeme Currie.


Learning Circle 6: Student Training in Public Engagement (UG and PG)

This LC will help develop WIE Introduction to Public Engagement courses for UG and PG students; as well as work with the WIE Team to develop and deliver live sessions for Student Opportunity and Skills events; contribute to WIE’s IATL ‘Connecting Cultures: Public Engagement with Research’ module; as well as occasional contributions where appropriate to UG modules across the Faculties.

Chairs: Jack Jones, Associate Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences and Kevin Moffat, Honorary Fellow - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine

WIE Team Link: Naomi Kay

Members: Ally Caldecote, Kate Owen, Meleisa Ono-George, Jerry Yu, Phil Jemmett, Kayleigh Buckingham-Pegg, Florian Reiche, Felicity Boardman, Evé Wheeler-Jones, Anna Tranter, Martha McGill, Paul Grigsby, Nick Barker, Celine Nithila-George, Julia Römer, Tishtrya Mehta, Cansu Kuey, Elisabeth Blagrove, Rhys Boxall-Roye


Learning Circle 7: Developing a Pedagogy of Public Engagement

This LC will run in conjunction with WIHEA, and will develop recommendations, best practice guidance and templates in the field of the Pedagogy of Public Engagement (teaching and assessment) focused at both UG and PGT level. This LC will work in collaboration with LC 6 (above) and will also participate where appropriate in UG Opportunity and Skills sessions and WIE’s IATL module. It will also in turn offer support where appropriate to staff and Departments (and EPQ) for the introduction of Public Engagement aspects to current modules / new Public Engagement modules and forms of assessment.

Chair: Kevin Moffat, Honorary Fellow - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine

WIE Team Link: Rachel Edwards/ Naomi Kay (and Lisa Drummond for WIHEA)

Members: Jerry Yu, Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, Maureen McLaughlin (WIE/WIHEA), Alex Baker, Anna Tranter, Martha McGill, Stefania Paredes Fuentes, Paul Grigsby, Mark Hinton, Ross Forman (WIE/WIHEA), Elisabeth Blagrove, Gioia Panzarella, Kate Astbury, Lewis Beer (WIHEA), Pierre Louis Botcherby (WIHEA), Celine Martin (WIHEA), Nicholas Jackson (WIHEA), Mairi Macintyre (WIHEA).


Learning Circle 8: Development of Best Practice for Talking to Different Audience Groups

This LC will discuss and develop recommendations and training (e.g. moodle courses) for staff and students on how to best communicate with different audience groups with different communication challenges and needs (e.g. patients, school management/teachers/children, communities of the Third Age, religious groups and migrant communities).

Chair: Amanda Bishop, Foundation Fellow - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine

WIE Team Link: James Brown and Helen Wheatley

Members: Des Hewitt, Martine Barons, Kate Owen, Helen Wheatley, Freya Harrison, Rachel Edwards, Kayleigh
Buckingham-Pegg, Paul Barlow, Felicity Boardman, Ian Tuersley, Evé Wheeler-Jones, Damien Homer, Amy
Stickels, Anne-Marie Broomhall, Oksana Trushkevych, Aruni Fonseka, Nicholas Jackson, Jacqui Butler, Emma Langley, Jo Clark, Tishtrya Mehta, Andrew Fletcher, James Hodkinson, Vishalakshi Roy, Paul Blagburn, Nick Barker.


Learning Circle 9: Promotion and Impact, Outreach and Engagement Review

This LC will support a project commissioned by the Provost to revisit and update examples of evidence for Impact, Outreach and Engagement (I, O, E) cited in the University’s Promotions Criteria. In turn it will also produce recommendations for expansion of the I, O, E banding in Promotions Criteria, and lead in due course on the development of an I, O, E workshop to support staff applying for promotion.

Chair: Sarah Richardson, Foundation Fellow - Faculty of Arts, and Ian Tuersley, Foundation Fellow - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine

WIE Team Link: Michael Scott

Members: Rachel Edwards, Lisa Harding, David Lees, Maureen McLaughlin, Amy Stickels, Anne-Marie Broomhall, Stefania Paredes Fuentes, Nicholas Jackson, Deepak Parashar, Kerry Kirwan, Letizia Gramaglia, Christopher Strelluf, Naomi de la Tour, Paul Blagburn (WIE/WP), Sarah Hall (WIE/ R&IS), Jackie Hodgson, Beccy Freeman.


Learning Circle 10: EUTOPIA Public Engagement Strategy Development

This LC will work with the WIE team on its contribution to a EUTOPIA work package on Citizen Science, help develop EUTOPIA Post-Doc and PhD Public Engagement training; as well as contribute to the Warwick EUTOPIA team’s response to EU’s new Knowledge Square model.

Chair: Kerry Kirwan, Honorary Fellow - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine

WIE Team Link: Jane Furze

Members: Alex Baker, Felicity Boardman, Claire Rocks, Kevin Moffat, Aruni Fonseka, Celine Nithila-George, Caroline Rushingwa, Cansu Kuey, Elisabeth Blagrove, Christopher Strelluf.
 


Learning Circle 11: Co-Producing Research and Collaborating with Communities

This LC will focus on strategies for the effective co-production of research and engagement activities with community and patient groups, individuals and non-HE organisations. It will, where appropriate, develop support and training for staff wishing to develop strategies for co-production and community engagement, as well as feed into the forthcoming WIE Engagement Database project. Other outcomes might include the development of a Code of Good Practice for collaborative working beyond the HE sector, and guidance on the significance of co-produced research in the university's future KEF submission.

Chair: Sophie Staniszewska, Foundation Fellow - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine

WIE Team Link: Helen Wheatley

Members: Kate Owen, Helen Wheatley, Meleisa Ono-George, Eric Holub, Jerry Yu, Mark Knights, Paul Barlow, Ian Hands-Portman, Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, Becky Morris, Damien Homer, Dave Harvey, Jacqui Butler, Jack Jones, Emma Langley, Mark Hinton, Eleanor Hoverd, Andrew Fletcher, James Hodkinson, Margaret Low, Eleanor Jameson, Naomi de la Tour, Yasmin Rahman


Learning Circle 12: Developing an Inclusive Engagement approach

This LC will consider ways in which Warwick Engagement activities can be more inclusive in line with the University’s Inclusion Strategy. It will, where appropriate, provide recommendations and support to other Learning Circles on an Inclusive Engagement approach.

Chair: Kulbir Shergill, Honorary Fellow - Professional Services

WIE Team Link: James Brown

Members: Helen Wheatley, Meleisa Ono-George, Freya Harrison, Amanda Bishop, Alex Baker, Evé Wheeler-Jones, Michele Aaron, Damien Homer, Oksana Trushkevych, Stefania Paredes Fuentes, Mark Hinton, Eleanor Hoverd, Caroline Rushingwa, Tishtrya Mehta, Margaret Low, Vishalakshi Roy


Learning Circle 13: The Future of Engagement in HE

This LC will look at the long-term future development of Engagement in HE and work with the WIE team to present their findings and subsequent recommendations both to Warwick and to the HE sector, perhaps in time via research publications. It will also contribute where appropriate to WIE input into Public Engagement aspects of large University Development and Fundraising bids.

Co - Chairs: Margaret Low, Honorary Fellow - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine and Naomi de la Tour, Foundation Fellow - Cross Faculty

WIE Team Link: Michael Scott/Jane Furze

Members: Maureen McLaughlin, Mark Udall, Jonathan Heron, Chloe Agg, Sarah Richardson, Michele Aaron, Martha
McGill, Oksana Trushkevych, Jack Jones, Rachel Davis, Andrew Fletcher, James Hodkinson, Kerry Kirwan, Susie Carr, Christopher Strelluf, Paul Blagburn, Rhys Boxall-Roye.


Learning Circle 14: STEM Grand Challenge



This LC will aid in the development of Public Engagement training contributions to the all Warwick Staff Induction Hub, APP TE and APP EXP Teaching probation courses, Research-focused staff training framework; as well as to the development of WIE's own Introduction to Engagement Moodle (with a version for all Staff and also one in particular for Post-Docs/Early Career researchers).

Co-Chairs: Rachel Edwards, WIE Deputy Director and Jane Furze, WIE Director

WIE Team Link: James Brown

Members: Alex Baker, Ian Tuersley, Anthony Avery, Susie Carr, Saskia Bakker, Roberta Wooldridge Smith, Ian Hands-Portman, Sophie Staniszewska, Chloe Agg, Amanda Bishop, Ally Caldecote, Martine Barons, David Coates.