Norwich Science Festival 2017
Are you interested in engaging the public with your research?
UEA is a major partner in the Norwich Science Festival—a city-wide event run by The Forum. In 2016, its inaugural year, the Festival attracted around 100,000 visitors. The UEA Events team are looking for research staff and students to present engaging, hands-on and interactive science and health-related activities as part of the next Norwich Science Festival on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2017.
We are looking for researchers to develop and deliver:
Pecha Kucha-style presentations | Hands-on activities | Short talks and demos
You will be offered public engagement training and support in developing your ideas into engaging activities.
Expressions of interest should be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This scheme is primarily aimed at PGR students, post-docs and early-career researchers. Activities from other colleagues are also welcome - please contact the events team to discuss your proposal.
Timings and key dates:
By Friday 12 May - expressions of interest
Thursday 22 June, 6pm - initial training session - book here
Mid-July - ideas selected for further development
July - October - activities developed
Early October - practice run at UEA
Friday 27 & Saturday 28 October - activities presented at the Norwich Science Festival
Further information to follow - please check back for updates.
Introduction to Engagement and Evaluation
Tuesday 13 June 2017
12-2pm - Enterprise Centre iLab 1.11
Workshop by former CUE East director Dr Julie Bounford
This workshop introduces public and community engagement and methods for evaluating the success of engagement activity. Engagement contributes to research and teaching, and enhances student experience and employability. It also contributes to impact and helps everyone involved to build skills including communication and project management.
This workshop will help you to:
Understand the purpose and role of public and community engagement and evaluation
Identify evaluation approaches and techniques for different types of engagement.
Full booking details on the CSED Programme web pages here
UEA Engagement Awards 2016/17
Tuesday 13 June
4-5.30pm - Julian Study Centre room 3.02
Come and hear from this year's winners of the UEA Engagement Awards and join in the celebrations.
Films screened as part of UEA's first Engagement Half Day on 25 May 2016
Norwich Day of the Girl - Dr Sarah Godfrey (AMA) and Dr Tori Cann (IIH) - Joint Engagement Award winners 2014
STREVA Project - Nevada del Ruiz - remembering 1985 - Prof Jenni Barclay (ENV) - Engagement Award winner 2014
Participatory Videos - The Forest Is Our Life, Our Home - Nicole Gross-Camp and Iokine Rodriguez (DEV) - Joint Engagement Award winners 2015