KEIT Team Blog – May 2015
Festival fever kicks off this latest update from KEIT (Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team, Research and Knowledge Exchange Office). The Festival of Learning website is now live! Make sure you have the dates in your diary for a hot bed of activities running from Saturday 11 – Friday 17 July. To get you in festival mood why not join us in Poole Town Centre on Saturday 30th May and Bournemouth Town Centre on Saturday 13th June. Open to friends and family we would love to see you there! Let’s just hope the sun is shining.
Working with business
Delighted with the news that interim HEIF funding has secured an extension to the knowledge exchange roles held by Jayne Codling and Rachel Clarke (KTP) business engagement activity is also warming up for a busy summer. Listed below are just a few of the events targeted at a business audience:
16th June: 8.30am – 10.30am
13th July: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
11th-17th July :Various times
For more information and a full list of events why not check out the events listing on the business services website or select business audience on the Festival of Learning website. These provide a great opportunity to network as well as develop your knowledge and skills in a number of different business related areas.
Celebrating 40 years this year Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are a national scheme and building momentum at BU. We have five KTPs awarded with three in the recruitment phase. This is a fantastic achievement from the Faculty of Science and Technology (SciTech) with more in the pipeline university wide. Please feel free to circulate these vacancies to your contacts.
Hot off the press
BU has received some red hot coverage resulting from the articles included within the latest Bournemouth Research Chronicle (BRC) including research by Kevin McGhee (Genetics of fruit flies) and Jane Murphy (Improving nutrition in cancer survivors) . Sarah Thomas’ MS research also featured in the Nursing Times online. Matthew Bennett’s new NERC grant about developing technology used to identify ancient footprints to use in modern day crime scenes was turned into a press release and picked up by the Bournemouth Echo, as well as Police Professional. (A trade publication.)
A big thank you to all those that took part in our first research photography competition. A project started by Sam Squelch who is a BU work placement student. Sam set the challenge to BU’s academics and postgraduates earlier this year to tell the story of their research in a single image. To find out more including the winner and runners up head to the research website.