Information and Booking

Tutor: Liz DannerDr Amy Seakins - Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships)
Cost: Internal no charge.
External not available
Duration: One day (10.00 - 16.30)

Monday 12 July - 10.00-16.30

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Societal Engagement: Communicating Research for Impact

What is public engagement, why is it important, and how do you know if your public engagement activities are successful? This training day will explore the role of public engagement in research impact and build on your public engagement goals to deliver enjoyable and meaningful activities for you and your participants.

Key areas covered

  • An opportunity to reflect on your own public engagement experiences
  • Explore the approaches that lead to good quality public engagement
  • Identifying the steps involved in planning an engagement project
  • Developing effective presentation and communication skills relevant to a range of audiences, topics and contexts
  • Principles for conducting high-quality evaluation and the value it might bring to your research
  • Discuss why our research funders think engagement is important and how engaging the wider public can be a pathway to many potential impacts and research applications
  • Discover public engagement opportunities at Imperial and beyond

Who is it for?

This training day is aimed at any Imperial postdocs and fellows keen to:

  • Understand the role of public engagement in research impact and the relevant policy and funding context
  • Develop their communication and presentation skills for use in their engagement activities
  • Discover the key steps in planning and evaluating quality engagement activities

This course is not aimed at experienced engagement practitioners.

*Please note that engagement activities that may support teaching and learning practice can be used to support an application for HEA fellowship via Imperial’s STAR framework.

*Please note this course will be an adaptation of content from some of Societal engagement's masterclasses, so those who have already attended their sessions might find some repetition.