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Target Audience: For academics, researchers, and knowledge exchange staff
Engaging 'hard-to-reach' audiences and widening the impact of your research and teaching;
This workshop will explore generalisable principles underpinning the successful delivery of a successful KE project and how they could be applied to a wide range of academic disciplines and audiences. The project leads will share candidly the highs and lows of setting up an untried approach to knowledge exchange, and reflect on the lessons that they learnt along the way. There will be time for discussions and questions; it is intended that workshop attendees leave with clear, actionable ideas on how they could extend the impact of their academic work and teaching.
This workshop will share a case study comprising a project that deliberately sought to work with participants who would usually be considered ‘hard-to-reach’ because they had Additional Support Needs and were living in an area of high deprivation. The participants were taught by a team of ten Strathclyde academics from HaSS, Science and Engineering faculties. This team delivered a series of hands-on workshops on the theme of STEM and sustainability over six days. The project leads will describe the processes by which they devised the project, planned the delivery and successfully implemented it (despite the various practical challenges that emerged). Finally, we will consider the evaluation of multiple impacts of the outreach work on all participants.
The workshop will then explore the more generalisable principles that underpinned the successful delivery of the project and how they could be applied to a wide range of academic disciplines and audiences. The project leads will share candidly the highs and lows of setting up an untried approach to knowledge exchange, and reflect on the lessons that they learnt along the way. There will be time for discussions and questions; it is intended that workshop attendees leave with clear, actionable ideas on how they could extend the impact of their academic work and teaching.
Course Outcomes/ Objectives;
- Exploring principles of successful knowledge exchange
- Examining opportunities and pitfalls along the way
- Appreciate how the principles discuss can be actioned in research, knowledge exchange, and teaching
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When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk
A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.
*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.
**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.
Delivered By: Dr Jane Essex & Martyn Hendry