STFC launches Interact 2017 Evaluation Report in partnership with UoB

University of Birmingham, together with STFC, Institute of Physics and SEPnet are proud to launch the evaluation report from Interact 2017. Interact 2017 was a symposium whose aim was to cultivate a community of engagement practitioners within the physical sciences who develop high quality STEM engagement and encourage a culture of strategic and reflective practice.

The symposium was a success with over 120 physical scientists from across the UK attending and sharing best practice. The symposium is also measuring its impact on these scientists through a yearlong evaluation process, the baseline of which can be found in the report.

In addition to this, the report showcases the rich landscape for Outreach and Public Engagement that currently exists in the physical sciences across the UK and sets good measures for its continued development.

The symposium also featured plenary speakers Prof Alice Roberts (University of Birmingham), and SEPnet’s Prof Jim Al Khalili (University of Surrey) talking about their careers as engaged researchers and science communicators.

30 parallel sessions were on offer at Interact 2017 and most of these were delivered by physicists. This shows how the Interact partnership is promoting best practice across physics departments in the UK.

If you missed the day and would like to get a feel for it, check out his video from the Institute of Physics which features SEPnet’s Director of Outreach and Public Engagement, Dr Dominic Galliano.

For more information, feel free to contact the UoB Interact team members: Dr Caroline Gillett & Professor Cristina Lazzeroni by dropping us an email: engage@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

 

Social Media for Impact workshop (Nov 1st)

 

Social Media for Research Impact

Tuesday 1st November 2016
10.00-14.00
G13, Nuffield

This event is for all those who are interested in understanding how they can make more effective use of a range of social media in order to maximise the visibility and potential impact of their research.

Target audience: UoB Academic researchers and Professional Services supporting research, impact, engagement and communications.

Our key speaker for this event will be Professor Mark Reed, Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation at Newcastle University who has made a significant contribution to research impact training with the launch of  ‘Fast Track Impact’.

Click on the link below to register for a place at this workshop.

Register for this event.

For more information email Research Planning Partner for MDS/LES, Veronica Littlewood: V.R.Littlewood@bham.ac.uk

 

For further details, contact

Ronni Littlewood
Research Planning Partner

v.r.littlewood@bham.ac.uk