The Institute of Classical Studies is offering two free online training sessions for researchers who would like to learn more about engaging wider publics with their work.
What is Public Engagement with Research?
Wednesday 15 July 2020
What counts as public engagement in the context of UK Higher Education? How does it relate to outreach, widening participation and impact? What kinds of activities make for effective public engagement?
This one-hour online training session led by Dr. Emma Bridges (Public Engagement Fellow, Institute of Classical Studies) will introduce participants to the core principles of excellent public engagement.
The session will be of particular interest to research students and those employed in academic posts who would like to know more about engaging wider publics with their research. Attendees from other sectors beyond Higher Education who have an interest in collaborating with university researchers are also very welcome.
This is a free event but places are limited and booking via the link is essential. https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22695
Sharing Your Research with Non-Specialist Audiences
Tuesday 21 July
This online workshop will focus on the key principles of communicating specialist academic research to wider publics. Participants will be supported to devise an ‘elevator pitch’ based on their research, and the session will also provide guidance on using widely-accessible formats such as blogs and podcasts to reach new audiences.
The workshop will be led by Dr. Emma Bridges (Public Engagement Fellow, Institute of Classical Studies), with guest speakers Dr. Jessica Hughes (The Open University) and Dr. Henry Stead (University of St. Andrews).
The session will be of particular interest to academic researchers at all levels (including research students) who would like to explore ways of broadening the reach of their work.
This is a free event but places are limited and booking via the link is essential. https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22696