You are invited to attend the first BU Public Engagement Network meeting, in FG04 from 1:30-2:30pm Tuesday 28 January. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be invited to the meeting, so we have an idea of numbers for catering.
This initial meeting will establish the network, which aims to provide opportunities for sharing experience and expertise, as well as networking opportunities for staff interested in public engagement with research.
The network will be for BU staff, though we hope to welcome external speakers in future.
At this first meeting, we will hear from Dr Emma Kavanagh and Dr Adi Adams from the Sport department about their creative methods for public engagement; turning research into an exhibition at last year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science.
We’ll also introduce the public engagement team and explain the support available to you for public engagement and impact.
This will also be your opportunity to help define the direction of the network. We’ll discuss how to make the network work best for you, in terms of content and meeting arrangements, as well as what you want from a regular newsletter.
Please come along, network with colleagues, meet the public engagement team and enjoy drinks and snacks.
Contact email@example.com with any questions.
We are re-running our public engagement training sessions this Spring, with ‘Getting started with public engagement with research‘ on 11 March, ‘High quality public engagement‘ on 29 April and ‘Evaluation: developing your approach‘ on 13 May.