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Public engagement in practice, Tuesday 14 November, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

This course is for scientists with prior experience in public engagement. The course aims to enhance public engagement knowledge, practice and skills, and help participants to create relevant, meaningful and effective engagement activities.

This course is designed for early-mid career scientists who are embarking on independent research careers (approx. 2 – 10 years post-PhD). 

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This course will help you to create or improve your existing public engagement activities and practice, producing projects that are meaningful, effective and that reach your intended goals. 

Designed with early-mid career researchers in mind, the course includes sessions on placing your research in a cultural context, exploring audience perspectives, building partnerships, exploring creative engagement techniques and reviewing effective evaluation. 

This course offers you the opportunity to share experiences and learning with like-minded scientists, to reflect on your own activities and aspirations, to explore current and emerging practice in public engagement, and to generate ideas that connect to your research.

This course will be delivered in an interactive and participatory style, combining discussion, reflection and activity based approaches. 
As part of the training, you will have the opportunity to discuss your engagement work in a surgery session with the course providers and staff from the Society, as well as being linked to specific opportunities for further development and practice.

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Fee and bursaries

This course fee is £150 + VAT

The course fee and travel expenses are covered for Royal Society fellowship holders, including the University Research Fellowship, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship, Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, Newton International Fellowship and Industry Fellowship. 

 

Introduction to public engagement, Wednesday 31 January, Royal Society, London

This course is for scientists with little or no experience in public engagement and is designed to provide the confidence and skills required to get started.

This course is designed for early-mid career scientists who are embarking on independent research careers (approx. 2 – 10 years post-PhD).

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This course will enable you to take part in, or create, public engagement activities that are research-led and relevant to you.

Designed with early-mid career researchers in mind, the course includes sessions on the benefits of public engagement, what ‘good’ looks like and understanding audiences, as well as how to create public engagement activities that grow out of, and complement, your research.

The course will be delivered in an interactive and participatory style, combining discussion, reflection and activity based approaches. 

As part of the training you will be provided with links to specific activities, allowing you to put your training to good use. 

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Fee and bursaries 

This course fee is £150 + VAT

The course fee and travel expenses are covered for Royal Society fellowship holders, including the University Research Fellowship, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship, Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, Newton International Fellowship and Industry Fellowship. 

Engaging with schools, Friday 16 March, Royal Society, London

This course is for scientists with prior experience in public engagement and is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and confidence to deliver successful engagement activities in schools.

This course is designed for early-mid career scientists who are embarking on independent research careers (approx. 2 – 10 years post-PhD). 

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This course will enable you to develop inspiring and relevant engagement activities for schools, designed to maximise the benefits of working with a school and provide you with practical skills and approaches. 

Designed with early-mid career researchers in mind, the course includes sessions on understanding the school environment, exploring teacher and pupil expectations, considering learning methodologies and practical tips for pitching, designing and delivering engaging activities in schools. 

This course offers you the opportunity to share experiences and learning with like-minded scientists, to explore approaches for engaging more effectively with schools and young people, and to reflect on your own activities and aspirations for working with schools.

This course will be delivered in an interactive and participatory style, combining discussion, reflection and activity based approaches. 

As part of the training, you will have the opportunity to discuss your engagement work in a surgery session with the course providers and staff from the Society, as well as being linked to specific opportunities for engaging with schools.

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Fee and bursaries

This course fee is £150 + VAT

The course fee and travel expenses are covered for Royal Society fellowship holders, including the University Research Fellowship, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship, Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, Newton International Fellowship and Industry Fellowship.