Join Warwick Institute of Engagement Monday 8 February, 5pm-6:30pm, for a special session as part of the Spring Festival of Careers.
Public Engagement is all about better connecting our work in university with society around us. Developing your engagement skills can make you a better communicator, a more confident presenter, and give you the tools to help you make social change happen.
This session will take place in two parts. To start we'll give a taster of what engagement is all about and how you can get involved. We'll then offer the opportunity to break into smaller groups, have a go at engaging each other with something you're passionate about, and receive feedback from the group to help you improve. For those who complete the practical session, you'll receive a certificate to say you've completed the session - a great addition to your CV!
Register your place today, joining instructions will be sent to you on the day of the event.
If you enjoy the session you might also be interested in our Public Engagement IATL Module:
IATL Module Option: Public Engagement: Connecting Communities to Research
We’ve launched our first ever student module through IATL. Public Engagement: Connecting Communities to Research, is an interdisciplinary module created to give students a theoretical and practical introduction to public engagement. Students will come away with a strong knowledge of the complex challenges involved, and the rewards engagement can bring to themselves, universities and society.
Through the design, planning and delivery of their own public engagement activity, students build communication, team working and project management skills. They’ll explore subjects like evaluation, digital engagement, effective story-telling and place making and come away with the confidence and skills to apply this learning to future research, and careers outside academia.
"There's so many different types of public engagement people aren't aware of, so that's why I think it's important to educate. This is a really good platform to reach out to all careers and set you up with really great skills." — Lucy Vinen, Undergraduate Enrolled in Public Engagement: Connecting Communities to Research
The module is open to all 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students to apply to – we’ll be starting with the next cohort in term 1 of 2021/22. We’ll also be developing our course materials into an online Moodle, and frequently using the Warwick Institute of Engagement Network to keep students and staff informed of opportunities to get involved. Sign up to be kept informed of the latest developments.