In this section we invite thought-provoking and informative opinion pieces on the state of public engagement at all levels, be that within the University or nationally. Stories may include tips brought back from external training sessions or conferences, insights and inspiration from innovative public engagement events that have been attended, advice on how to link up public engagement with complementary initiatives and tips on how to secure public engagement funding.
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Did you know that the Think: Public Engagement with Research blog helped change the University’s stance on blogs? Now many blogs are hosted through the University itself. One of these is the Think Research blog run by Research Planning. Here you can find public engagement stories and other useful content from colleagues leading on (REF) impact and metrics.
Research Planning lead the institutionally important work on Impact for the Research Excellence Framework and Open Access compliance. The Public Engagement with Research Officer sits within this team, as public engagement is increasingly understood as being a significant pathway to impact.
See stories / opinion pieces below.