Looking for somewhere to do public engagement or to see others in action? Here we link out to
For upcoming events see public events
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery – http://www.bmag.org.uk/
- Library of Birmingham – http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/
- Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum – http://www.thinktank.ac/
- Big Bang Fair – http://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/
- Sheffield Doc/Fest – http://sheffdocfest.com/
- British Science Association – http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/british-science-festival
- I’m a scientist, Get me out of here – http://imascientist.org.uk/
- Sense about Science – http://www.senseaboutscience.org/
- Naked Scientists – http://www.thenakedscientists.com/
- Ugly Animal Appreciation Society – http://uglyanimalsoc.com/
- National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) – https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/
- RCUK Public Engagement Concordat – http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/pe/concordat/
- INVOLVE – http://www.invo.org.uk/
At each event, three PhD researchers, from any academic discipline, explain their work to an audience in a pub in exchange for a pint or two. The talks are at a “pub level” – no jargon or PowerPoint allowed!
Feel you’re up to the challenge? Become a speaker by getting in touch with the organizers here: http://pubhdbirmingham.wix.com/pubhd
PubhD Birmingham are also on Facebook and Twitter:
The University of Birmingham is home to a diverse cultural offer which includes public museums, galleries, archives, libraries and cultural venues. Our cultural collections and venues deliver innovative and high quality research, teaching and public engagement. Together they present a diverse range of events and performances throughout the year
If you would like more information about the opportunities to engage with the public through the cultural collections and venues speak to Laura Milner. Cultural Engagement also operate the Cultural Intern Scheme.
TV, Radio and multimedia
Academic Ideas Lab is an innovative new project originally funded through the Higher Education Innovation Fund. Academic Ideas Lab help TV, radio and multimedia producers find and use the latest research, facilities and expertise in their programmes and web sites. In addition, they can provide academics at University of Birmingham with the contacts and know-how they need to reach audiences with the fruits of their research. One of the great examples is Prof Janice Thompson’s (College of Life and Environmental Sciences) appearance on BBC’s “Trust me I’m a Doctor”.
Here are some of the areas the Ideas Lab can support you with:
- Give you ideas and useful contacts for knowledge transfer (KT) and public engagement projects.
- Represent your research to radio, TV and multimedia producers who may wish to feature it in their programmes.
- Advise you in any dealings with production companies, particularly if you are approached by producers for help developing a programme idea or asked to participate in filming as an interviewee.
- Help you apply for media-related funding and fellowships.
- Provide advice when you are commissioning a company to produce a video or a short film for you, and make sure you get value for money.
- Screen test you if you’re interested in TV presenting, and help you come across at your best.