[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):