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[ACADEMIC] Workshop 3 with #ERA1819 with @NCCPE #PublicEngagement

I’m about to ‘crash out’ after the final 2 days of the National Co-Ordinating Centre for Public Engagement first course for academic researchers, to encourage us to think about how we can embed public engagement in our work (not just as a ‘nice thing to do’ at the end of research’, but fully drawing in participants from the very beginning, to ensure that our work makes a difference to society). If you are an academic researcher with an interest in public engagement (which is so much more than the ‘media work’ that I thought of), then apply for the 2019-20 cohort!

It’s been a great space in which to think, be challenged, be encouraged, be supported, been given tips… and opened the door to lots of new ideas! Here’s the 88 tweets (reverse order) that I took ‘as notes’:

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[ACADEMIC] Public Engagement. Workshop 2/3: Community Engagement #ERA1819 with@NCCPE

I am just returning from the second out of three courses on the NCCPE Engage Researchers’ Academy, where academics with a desire to do public engagement well, and share those insights with their colleagues, met together in Bristol for 2 days. We were focusing particularly this session on community engagement, ethical issues, and measuring impact.

We are asked to prepare before the course a couple of inputs, including sharing an ethical research dilemma and an overview of what we’ve been up to (public engagement wise) since the last workshop … I ran later preparing my Pecha Kucha on the train there …

Mini Pecha Kucha: Public Engagement Activity from Bex Lewis

There was no time within the workshop to add me in on top of the others already presenting, so I reworked the information into a poster for a lunchtime session, where 4 of us were available for others to ask more (so I was largely sharing about desire for positive uses of social media, and that a bid has gone into Macmillan to look at social media and cancer):

 

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Poster sessions as part of lunch #era1819

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I also have some notes from the wonderful Emma on other people’s Pecha Kucha’s, and have been promised that I will be sent the notes from the final session, as my body/brain had had it, and I had to head home early.

See the collected tweets from the event (around 110):

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[ACADEMIC] Engage Researchers’ Academy 2018-19: Session 1 #ERA1819

In March, I heard that I would be attending the Engage Researchers’ Academy for this coming academic year. It’s:

a year long professional development programme for researchers with a passion for public engagement. The programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for delegates to reflect upon what it means to be an engaged researcher, and to explore the quality and value of engagement. It aims to equip participants with understanding, skills and practical experience to enhance the impact of their engagement and to become leaders in engaged research.

On 5/6 June, we had our first sessions, and here’s the main tweets from the course (and note that the majority of delegates were women, which probably says a lot about how far public engagement is valued in universities … so I’m glad some energy is being pumped into it):

The Evening Before:

We had to come with a poster prepared for introductions and discussions first thing in the morning – I hadn’t had time to prepare/print one, so 2 pieces of A4 stuck together with address labels and a random selection of Sharpie colours to describe a public engagement project had been involved in:

and for my own reference, my Basecamp response.

Day 1

Kicking off #ERA1819 day 1 … ‘Why Engage?’ #phasedreturn ha ha ha

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Choose top 9 #publicengagement #era1819

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Anyone guess which colour I mostly am? #era1819 The Sky is …

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Afternoon final sessions …

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Back in bed #weary #cancerlife – but really enjoying #ERA1819

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Day 2

This morning in #Bristol

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Onto day 2 of #ERA1819 – media impact masterclass #publicengagement

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