Please tell us about your social, cultural and community events for the period 1 August 2022 – 31 July 2023
This data forms part of BU’s annual Higher Education – Business & Community Interaction survey and is used to calculate our Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) grant. It also feeds into our submission to the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) so it is really important for us to provide a full and accurate picture of all our public engagement.
Which events do I need to report?
- Public lectures & talks
- Performance arts (music, dance, drama etc)
- Exhibitions (galleries, museums etc)
- Museum education
- Media engagement (TV/radio interviews, podcasts etc)
If you’re not sure if your event is eligible for inclusion, take a look at the SharePoint site which includes further details and guidance.
What data do we collect?
For the purposes of the HE-BCI survey, please record the following:
- Event dates – to ensure eligibility
- Whether the event or activity was free or chargeable
- The number of attendees (or views/visitors)
- The amount of staff time in hours needed for delivery.
All events that were part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2022, Online Public Lecture Series and Café Scientifique have been collated on your behalf centrally, so there is no need to add these.
Deadline: Friday 29 September 2023
We would encourage you to add your new data regularly throughout the year, while the details are easily recalled.
The SharePoint site provides details about what data is collected, including how to calculate attendee numbers, staff time, reporting online activities and multiple related events.
If you have any further questions about the HE-BCI return, please contact email@example.com.