The NCCPE has announced that booking has now opened for the third 3rd National Conference: Engage 2012. This two day conference will explore how public engagement enables universities to face the challenges posed by the need to more rigorously demonstrate the impact of research; increasing demands for a ‘relevant’ curriculum that prepares students for life beyond university; and the need to mobilise knowledge in addressing challenges faced by society.
The conference will take place in Bristol on 5th & 6th December 2012, with keynote presenters including Carole Souter (CBE), Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund and David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation and Skills), HEFCE; themed workshops; and a host of other interactive sessions, delegates will be able to explore different aspects of the engagement agenda including research; teaching and learning; knowledge exchange; and social responsibility.
This year the NCCPE is delighted to announce the inclusion of three specialist workshops – providing an opportunity for delegates to meet others committed to the engagement agenda, and work together to share learning and experiences. These workshops are themed on: Creative Partnerships; Public Engagement with Health Research; and Museum and University partnerships.
The event is aimed at anyone passionate about the role of public engagement in higher education and interested in helping universities better engage with society. Early bird booking rates currently apply – and you can book your place here: www.survey.bris.ac.uk/nccpe/engage2012
More information about the conference and specialist workshops can be found here: www.publicengagement.ac.uk/engage-2012