Engage Researchers' Academy open for applications, deadline 15 March
22 February 2019
Public Engagement - training Training and development
The Engage Researchers' Academy is a year long professional development programme for researchers with a passion for public engagement. The programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for delegates to reflect upon what it means to be an engaged researcher, and to explore the quality and value of engagement. It also supports participants to develop the skills and experience to work with others and improve the impact and relevance of their research.
The first Engage Researchers' Academy cohort will meet in Bristol for three two-day sessions. Academy one focuses on Engaged People, Academy two looks at Engaged Practice, while Academy three explores Engaged Quality and Value.
The dates are:
- 12-13th June 2019
- 16-17th October 2019
- 19-20th February 2020
Each Academy session offers a stimulating mix of presentations led by leading engaged academics, research funders and policy makers; practical workshops and masterclasses; debate and discussion; opportunities to practice skills; and peer-supported learning. Mentors with expertise in public engagement with research, impact, evaluation, and community engagement are available to provide one-to-one support.
The Academy is aimed primarily at early to mid-career researchers with experience of engaging the public with their research.
Access to the latest thinking and analysis about how to capture the value of public engagement in the context of the REF
Enhanced knowledge, skills and confidence to become leaders in engaged research
Opportunity to improve practice by experimenting with innovative tools and techniques in our Masterclasses
- Access to mentors, a peer support group, and alumni network across a wide range of disciplines
(Early bird places available for £800)
NB participants will need to cover their own travel and accommodation.
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