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Stages of engagement


Stages of Engagement


Explanation of Stages

First Steps Communicating your research isn’t always easy, especially to students! If you want to be doing more in the way of engagement this will help. If your current commitments and timetables do not allow you much time to commit to the programme or you are not sure how to go about the activities listed above then activities/actions are recommended for you:

Developing Now we are onto the next stage, your research is becoming recognised, but there is room for improvement! The next step will allow you to communicate your research through a more visual and revealing method compared to what has been listed above:

  • Submit an image to the Research Photography Competition to have your research showcased as part of the Research Photography exhibition and as a ‘Photo of the Week.’ You can view entries from the competition in 2016 here.
Developed You are making the most of the communication channels at BU, in terms of communicating your research to students and it is working really well. If want to expose not just your research but your background as a researcher the next step would be perfect for you:

Refining You already have told the story of your research and how you got into the world of academia through a range of digital content, so maybe you fancy something different! There is a range of events which allow you to personally explain/promote your research to students and these include:

  • Student facing events. E.g. a run engagement activity at Fresher’s Fair to engage new students. (Coordinated through the Student Engagement Coordinator).
  • 14: live- Host a half hour research talk aimed at undergraduate students – perhaps even involving students who have worked on your project.
Outstanding Practice You are pretty much a celebrity! Students are fully aware and engaged with what research you are doing at the university. It has helped to increase their interest in further study e.g. increased enquires into master courses and PhDs or increased the number of students becoming Undergraduate Research Assistants.