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Engagement@Manchester: Working with schools and young people 17 May, 1– 2:30pm

Engagement@Manchester: Working with schools and young people – 17 May, 1 – 2:30pm, G38 Coupland 1 Building.

In this session, led by the Student Recruitment and Widening Participation team, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from Staff and Students who have experienced a diverse range of outreach activities involving young people from across Greater Manchester and beyond.

There will be case studies from PhD Students, an academic school and researcher-led projects. We will also highlight support available for you to start/expand/contribute to schools liaison work in your academic school. A perfect event for staff and students brand new to working with schools and young people and wondering where to start.

There will be coffee & cake at this event, our final engagement@manchester for this academic year. The session is open to all, so please pop in and see how you can get involved.

If you have any suggestions or topics you’d like covered in next years Engagement@Manchester sessions – please let us know on engagement@manchester.ac.uk

We hope to see you there!

Emma Lewis-Kalubowila, UG Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer (Academic Enrichment STEM), The University of Manchester

Engagement@Manchester – Partnerships for research collaborations – 29 March 2017, 1:00 -2:30pm, Simon Building, 4.38

In our next Engagement@Manchster session we explore the diversity of research collaborations and engagement across different commercial, service, and third sector organisations. Our academics will highlight the challenges of the developing and managing such partnerships and the opportunities for pathways to impact.

When & Where: Partnerships for research collaborations – 29 March 2017, 1:00 -2:30pm, Simon Building, 4.38


  • Dr Cath O’Neil, School of Biological Science
  • Dr Rebecca Tipton, School of Arts Languages & Cultures
  • Dr Carl Diver, School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering

All welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits on offer.

Missed out on our last session?

We explored how “public engagement can lead to impact” with guest presenter Paul Manners, Director NCCPE. Catch up on the video, slides, reports, and more here.

Dee-Ann Johnson, FSE Researcher Development and Rachel Kenyon, Hums, Business Engagement 

Unusual festivals for engaging the public in your research

Our next Engagement@Manchester lunchtime meeting exploring issues of public engagement is on Wednesday 18 March, 1-2pm at Manchester Museum.

Unusual festivals for engaging the public in your research
This session will explore some of the more unusual festival events that our researchers have taken part in to engage with the public and will give attendees the chance to discuss their ideas and ask any questions.


  • Jackie Stacey, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies will explore working with SICK! Festival, the first festival in the UK dedicated to revealing and debating our most urgent physical, mental and social challenges. SICK! is taking place now in Manchester and Brighton.
  • Ellie Welsh, Robogals (bringing engineering to girls) working with Deer Shed Festival in North Yorkshire.

Save the dates

  • 20 May 2015 – The why, what and how of public involvement in research
  • 15 July 2015 – What did we learn from REF/impact and public engagement?

What is Engagment@Manchester

Are you interested in public engagement? Do you want to meet other like-minded people at the University? Would you like to hear some inspiring ideas?

Then come along to this series of lunchtime meetings exploring different aspects of public engagement. There is a wealth of expertise across our university and we are running these free events to help us share engaging ideas and experiences.


Posted by Anna Bunney, Curator of Public Programmes Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester