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Be part of the UoM Community Festival 2020

Get involved in the next University-wide Community Festival, Saturday 27 June 2020

As part of our commitment to enhancing our relationships with members of our local community, we will be holding our annual University-wide Community Festival on Saturday, 27 June 2020 from 11.00am-4.00pm.

Last year over 3,000 people, many from our local neighbourhoods, were welcomed to our campus to discover more about what we do. Next year’s festival will be centred round Manchester Museum, University Place and Brunswick Park. Building on the success of the last two years, we will again be inviting our local friends and neighbours to enjoy family-friendly interactive activities, discover the wide variety of things we do and the opportunities available to them.

If you are interested in taking part, please complete an expression of interest form by 23 January 2020 and return it to engagement@manchester.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you at the festival next June.

Posted on behalf of Suzanne Spicer, Social Responsibility Manager, The University of Manchester

Calling all scientists and engineers – looking to engage new audiences with your research?

Wonder Match Manchester – Tuesday 8 October, at Bridge 5 Mill.

Are you a scientist or engineer who would like to engage with new audiences with your research?

There is funding available to help this happen! Come to a Wonder Match event to find out more…

Wonder Match provides an opportunity to find out how you could access up to £15,000 for projects that support diverse audiences to engage with STFC-related science and technology. This event will be a chance to hear from the funders, find out about the STFC Spark Award, and meet potential project partners from community organisations.

You will also have the chance to apply for up to £1000 of ‘thinking funding’ to help you establish and develop community partnerships that could strengthen your Spark Award application.

Find out more and apply here: https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/wonder-match

Posted on behalf of Dr Neville Hollingworth, Public Engagement Manager, Science and Technology Facilities Council
E: Neville.hollingworth@stfc.ac.uk

Join us for our final Engagement@Manchester session for this academic year

Community Engagement: Empowering Young People, featuring special guest Ruth Ibegbuna – Wednesday 16 May, 13.00 – 14.30, Discovery Centre, Manchester Museum

Ruth Ibegbuna, is the Founder of RECLAIM, building on her successful teaching career to develop innovative strengths-based work which enables young people to achieve their potential. RECLAIM is a youth leadership and social change charitable organisation. Ruth was listed in The Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK, in The Debrett’s 500 in 2016. She was also listed by Virgin and Ashoka as one of the top six female change makers internationally.

In this Engage@Manchester session, Ruth will be talking about and answering questions around empowering young people, working side by side with them to build a fairer future. She is an expert in encouraging young people to believe in their inherent abilities and to demand the best for themselves and their lives.

Following the talk, join us for cake and coffee. If you only make it to one engagement@manchester shared learning session this year – then make it this one – for a healthy dash of inspiring engagement practice.

No need to book. Drop in.

More about engagement@manchester can be found here:
http://www.engagement.manchester.ac.uk/resources/engagement/