Internal Training

The PE Team designs, organises and delivers training sessions and workshops throughout the year.

We value interdisciplinarity and the learning that can come from mixing different interests, expertise and perspectives. For this reason, our training opportunities are open to researchers and professional service staff from across all Colleges.

Getting Started in Public Engagement – Designed for those new to public engagement this in person session, focuses on simple, practical information to get started in engaging different audiences with your own research. The training is open to University of Birmingham staff and students and will be delivered at an on-campus venue, to be confirmed.

Aims of training:

  • Participants understand the benefits of PE to them, their research and to the public
  • Participants gain an awareness of audience types and their needs
  • Participants experience developing messaging for their research
  • Participants gain and increased understanding of activity planning process
  • Participants network with other engaged researchers and supportive public engagement professionals

Upcoming dates and details of how to register:

Monday 18th October 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 – register here.

Thursday 9th December 2021, 9:30- 11:30 – register here.

Friday 4th February 2021, 9:30 – 11:30 – register here.

Tuesday 26th April 2021, 9:30 – 11:30 – register here.

Engaging Public Audiences, online training session – Designed for those new to public engagement and those looking to refresh their knowledge and skills. This session is led by a member of the Public Engagement Team, includes a Q&A session and is delivered via Zoom.

Aims of training:

  • Participants understand the benefits of PE to them, their research and to the public.
  • Participants gain an awareness of audience types and their needs.
  • Participants have an increased understanding of Birmingham communities.
  • Participants understand the role of messaging in creating intellectually accessible activity.
  • Participants gain and increased understanding of activity planning process.

Upcoming dates and details of how to register:

Friday 24th September 2021, 12:00 – 13:00 – register here.

Wednesday 17th November 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 – register here.

Thursday 13th January 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 – register here.

Monday 28th March 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 – register here.

Grants and Public Engagement, online training session – Designed for those applying for money to fund public engagement activity. The session is designed to provide the knowledge required to incorporate PE into grant applications and how to source PE specific funding. The sessions will be delivered via Zoom.

Aims of training:

  • Participants understand the benefits of PE to them, their research and to the public.
  • Participants understand the different ways PE activity can be funded.
  • Participants understand how to include PE activity within research grants.
  • Participants are aware of reporting and evaluation expectations for funded projects.

Upcoming dates and details of how to register:

Tuesday 28th September 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 – register here.

Thursday 11th November 2021, 12:00 – 13:00 – register here.

Monday 10th January 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 – register here.

Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 – register here.

Evaluating Public Engagement – Designed for those wanting to evaluate the impact of their public engagement activity. This in person training session is open to University of Birmingham staff and students and will be delivered at an on-campus venue, to be decided.

Aims of training:

• Participants understand what evaluation is

• Participants gain an awareness of the evaluation process

• Participants gain and increased understanding of evaluation methods

Upcoming dates and details of how to register:

Tuesday 15th February 2022, 9:30 – 11:30 – register here.

Wednesday 6th April 2022, 14:00 – 16:00 – register here.

Upcoming drop-in Forums – We also offer monthly Breakfast Brainstorm drop-in support.

Ad-hoc and Bespoke Training – PE Team have also delivered a range of other sessions and/or can bring in external experts where there is sufficient demand. Let us know if you require other types of training not currently listed here and we will endeavour to help, though we do require a minimum of 10 attendees.