We are looking for a volunteers to represent BU and to attend Engage 2011: Making an Impact next week.
Engage 2011 is the annual conference of the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement and will be held on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 November in Bristol. Delegates can choose to attend for one day or both days.
Further information about the event (including the programme) can be found here: http://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/engage-2011-making-impact
Your attendance will be fully funded by the RDU. If you’re interested in attending contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible and I’ll arrange it for you.
Public engagement is a hot topic in the world of HE at the moment! Over the past 12-18 months in particular there has been a huge push to increase the volume and quality of public engagement. The main reasons for this push have been the increased prominence of the research impact agenda, the need to demonstrate the societal value of research, and accountability to the public purse. In return for contributing to society through public engagement, universities have much to gain and the benefits of this public engagement activities are felt by the university, its staff and students, and the wider public.
BU will be focusing a lot of energy and passion on public engagement in the near future! Attending Engage 2011 is an excellent opportunity for you to find out all about public engagement and to champion it in your Schools.