Did you miss our recent Festival of Social Science and Science on the Hill events? Well, you can catch up by watching videos of the sessions here.
The Warwick Institute of Engagement (WIE) is working with teams from across the University to put on a public programme of events and activities which will engage varied and diverse communities with our research.
As part of this, we are planning a series of monthly, themed 'roadshow' events which will take place in various locations around Coventry - at community centres, festivals, libraries, pop-ups etc. These roadshow residencies will work with local communities to co-create a series of performances, workshops, discussions, debates, and experiences.
We are currently looking for expressions of interest to work with our curating teams to populate each monthly event with content.
It has never been more important for us to reach out and engage the world around us, especially in an era of national lockdowns and the social disconnect associated with COVID-19.
But what does ‘engagement’ really mean at a higher education level? Engagement is all about universities working with those outside academia to share research, to collaborate on ideas and to make knowledge accessible to all. Through this, both we and our audiences gain valuable interaction and dialogue, working together for a fairer (and arguably better) society.
Professor Michael Scott explores this in our blog piece for HEPI
The launch of the Warwick Institute of Engagement (WIE) is the latest step in the university’s journey to embed a culture of high-quality engagement across the University and our region, as Co-Directors Jane Furze and Michael Scott explain in this blog piece for the NCCPE.