Would you like to have a real opportunity to engage others in your research?
The Vitae Yorkshire and North East Hub will be hosting a Public Engagement Competition. The Competition will be included as part of a Public Engagement Conference on the 8th May in York. The day will include academic keynote speakers and interactive workshops to help researchers gain a better understanding of how to communicate the key message of their research to the public.
The Competition will take the following form: 8 May Conference, Royal York Hotel – Open to all PGR students and Research staff form the Yorkshire and North East region.
24 winners from the competition on the 8th May will get the opportunity to engage children and adults alike with their research in a truly public arena, the Sheffield Winter Gardens as part of the Sheffield Children’s festival on the 7th July 2012. They will also receive bespoke public engagement training from the ‘Training Group’ a specialist public engagement training consultancy on one of the following dates:
University of Leeds: Tuesday 29 May 2012
Newcastle University: Friday 1 June 2012
(Please note to apply to the competition you need to be available on one of the training dates above and also on the 7th July in case you are chosen to exhibit your work in Sheffield)
In order to enter the competition you will be asked to bring with you an A3 sized poster of your research, plus a 200 word description of how you would engage the people in the Sheffield Winter Gardens if you got the opportunity. The poster and description will be displayed and judged on the 8th May and the 24 winners announced on the same day. If entering the competition you must be available for the dates highlighted.
Booking for the conference closes on 1st May.