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    Becoming an Engaging Researcher (Engage! Mini-Conference)
    Provider   Researcher Development Programme

    This module aims to assist researchers from all faculties to develop their skills in achieving high-quality public engagement in their research. It will also develop awareness of the importance and challenges of engaging audiences.

Duration 1 full day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Archived

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Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students

Becoming an Engaging Researcher has been created to develop research student and staff awareness and experience of the importance and challenges of engaging various audiences in their research - from the general public to school children and industry.

The Engage! mini conference is a core, one day mini-conference designed to enthuse and motivate postgraduate research students and research staff in public engagement.

The day will give a broad overview of the role and challenges of public engagement, opportunities and audiences and introduce key overarching aspects of methodology, including targeting, planning, developing, funding, executing and evaluating.

This years event will feature an exciting guest speakers from a wide range of fields, including Science Communicator Dr Bunhead.

Please note that by booking onto this course you are registering to attend the Engage! one day mini-conference on 3 May 2017. Places at the 'Becoming an Engaging Researcher' workshops will be allocated through an application process, details of which will be emailed to all participants.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding on the importance of public engagement in the research environment
  • Discover new routes to engagement
  • Develop a number of techniques to engage the public
  • Apply the learning to a practical public engagement activity.

Delivered By: Researcher Development Programme


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a course please cancel your place as soon as possible, with at least 3 working days notice via the online booking system http://bookings.strath.ac.uk/mybookings.asp.

Full details of booking conditions can be found at the link below.

Related Materials

Capturing Audiences https://bookings.strath.ac.uk/Home/Course/2579

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PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development

All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).

You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).

Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.