If you’re interested in having a go at public engagement, need to create some social impact for your current research or want to learn some transferable skills, you should consider taking part in this year’s Humanities Faculty Researcher Showcase.
The Showcase provides you with a great opportunity to dip your toe into the Public Engagement waters, and have a go at explaining your research to future students, their parents and members of the public. You’ll also be supported in creating a research poster, and we’ll even pay to have it printed for you! As well as giving you some feedback on your research, the Showcase is a good chance to develop your communication skills (especially in explaining your research in layman’s terms – something that is essential if you’re planning on making a bid for funding or need to argue for why your funding shouldn’t be cut), it helps you to think about your research differently (What does the public need to know to be able to understand why your work is worth doing? What will a non-expert find interesting about it?), and it offers a framework in which you can begin to try to get potential stakeholders, funders, employers and collborators interested in your work.
Friday 18th and Saturday 19th June 2010. University Place.
If you’re interested in taking part, we will be holding a briefing event on May 20th 12.00-14.00 in room 5.206, University Place. Plese e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to attend.