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Public Engagement at Manchester

UoM Cultural Partners and Impact event – 20 June 2019

We are pleased to invite you to an event titled ‘Cultural Partners and Impact; Building a shared understanding of how to work together to achieve impact’which will be held in the Grand Hall of the Whitworth Art Gallery on Thursday 20 June 2019, 9:30 – 14:00 including a networking lunch.

The event is open to researchers, support staff, cultural partners and related organisations. We’re keen to welcome researchers at all career stages, with or without prior engagement with cultural partners/public engagement experience.


  • To explore the mutual benefits and optimise opportunities to achieve impact from research through our cultural partners
  • Share good practice of joint working between cultural partners and researchers
  • Signpost researchers to resources and expertise across cultural partners
  • Opportunities for researchers and cultural partners to discuss common issues and build links
  • Practical guidance on how to effectively evidence impact from public engagement activities

The event will involve lightening talks from key cultural partners (Chester Zoo; Whitworth Art Gallery; Jodrell Bank; Manchester Museum; John Rylands Library; and the Science and Industry Museum) co-presentations with researchers to highlight examples of best practice, a networking lunch with posters and exhibits, and pragmatic tips for evidencing and evaluating the impact of public engagement activities.

Please register via this link – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cultural-partners-and-impact-working-together-to-achieve-research-impact-tickets-60048058359

If you would like to hold a stand during the lunchtime networking session, please contact Lauren.Tempelman@manchester.ac.uk. The aim of these stands is to showcase previous/ongoing collaborative projects in order to inspire others, or to promote areas of expertise/ facilities.

Research Impact & Public Engagement for Career Success – 22 July 2015

jobs.ac.uk is holding a free online video event today – 22 July 2015, 13:00 to 14:00 (BST), called ‘Research Impact & Public Engagement for Career Success’.

This event is open to anyone and is completely free of charge. Our expert panel includes Steven Hill, Head of the Research Policy at HEFCE and Sierra Williams, Managing Editor of the LSE Impact Blog.

Research impact embraces all the diverse ways that excellent research benefits society, the economy and nations. But how can you ensure you are delivering world-class, innovative impact for the REF 2020?

Public Engagement isn’t something new that researchers need to start doing. There is a huge amount of engagement activity already happening but even more than ever funders and policy makers expect it.

Research impact and public engagement should be core parts of every skilled PhD, academic and researcher’s portfolio to help improve communication skills, influencing techniques and attract funding and career opportunities. To help you with developing your portfolio, jobs.ac.uk is holding a FREE 60-minute live video event via a #jobsQ Google+ Hangout called ‘Research Impact & Public Engagement for Career Success.’

More details are at: http://bit.ly/Research-impact-hangout-1

If you have any questions please email: alison@jobs.ac.uk

synergize2014: making collaborative research happen – 22 & 23 September, Lancaster University

synergize2014 addresses the greater pressure for research to have impact on society and the economy via collaborative research where academics partner with business, community groups and the wider public.

It will bring together a range of innovators to celebrate their projects, demystify practices and terminologies and provide a forum for all stakeholders.

Keynote speakers with backgrounds in journalism, art and design, technology and computing, health and social services, secondary education, and environmental activism, will share their experiences across the conference themes of: co-design, research in the wild, citizen science, research partnerships, engagement and impact.

Who should attend?
Academics, researchers, industry professionals, technologists, business and SME’s, charitable and community organisations, students, or individuals with ambitions for new research partnerships. This may include individuals with interests in computing, art and design, business, management, social scientists, practitioners of innovation, established academics and early career researchers.

For more information and to book please visit: www.synergize2014.org/