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NCCPE: Engage 2013 – Partnerships that count

Wednesday, 27 – Thursday 28 November 2013, Bristol

To realise the promise of the impact agenda, and to develop genuine mutual benefit from their engagement, universities are increasingly confronting challenges in partnership working.

Engage 2013 will explore:

  • What demand is there from non-HE organisations to engage with universities, and what are their needs and expectations?
  • To what extent are universities ready to rethink their models of engagement, in order to stimulate social innovation and develop partnerships that count?
  • As boundaries become increasingly blurred between businesses, social enterprises and charities, what is the unique contribution that universities can make to social change?

This conference will explore the many ways universities and their partners choose to engage together, and the agendas these partnerships serve. It will provide an opportunity for open dialogue between the HE community, policy makers and funders, and the organisations working with them.

We are delighted that Chad Gaffield, President of SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada) will be joining us as a keynote speaker.

Expressions of Interest for workshops

We are now looking for workshops for this event. If you are interested in running one, please complete the application form and return to lisa.adlington@uwe.ac.uk by 30 July 2013. Applications of interest forms can be found here

UK Science Communication Conferences

If science communication is your thing then here are two great networking and development opportunities coming up. (In both case student bursaries are on offer.)

British Science Association – Science Communication Conference, London – 16 & 17 May 2013, Kings Place, London

The Science Communication Conference is the annual event that brings together the most diverse range of science communicators to meet each other, get new skills and discuss the biggest issues.

This year we will have three strands to explore the topics that matter to you:

  • Do it: These sessions will be highly practical with an emphasis on sharing skills
  • Discuss it: These sessions will cover the hot topics in public engagement and provide an opportunity to discuss the important issues
  • Discover it: These sessions will highlight excellent examples of public engagement and provide audiences with fresh ideas to apply to their own projects

(Early bird registration 18 March)

More details and register at:
www.britishscienceassociation.org/sci-comm-conf-2013

British Interactive Group – BIG Event, Glasgow Science Centre – 24 – 26 July

The BIG Event is a three-day conference relevant for designers, presenters, educators, students, front of house staff, evaluators, educationalists, funders, and anyone involved in the public engagement with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

(Early bird registration 31 March)

More details and register at:
www.big.uk.com/bigevent