A Bigger Picture (College of EPS, 16th Jan)

A Bigger Picture

Lunchtime talks and discussion about discovering new perspectives on research, forming new collaborations, and communicating with wider audiences.

Monday 16th January 2016 in the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

REGISTER FOR FREE EVENT HERE: HERE

Introduced by Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement with Research and with the participation of Professor Andy Schofield, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College (EPS).

EPS ‘Leading to Engage’ public engagement champions, Professor Cristina Lazzeroni (Physics), Professor Ilya Mandel (Physics), Dr Artemis Stamboulis (Met & Mat) and Dr Corneliu Hoffman (Maths) will also be present at the event.

Location: G29 Mechanical Engineering

Time: 13:00-14:00

A Bigger Picture is open to all University of Birmingham research staff and research students. Professional services staff from UoB are also welcome to attend. Cross-College attendance is welcomed at all events. Registration is necessary.

CALLOUT OPEN: LEADING TO ENGAGE (L2E) – All Colleges

RCUK Catalyst Seed Fund:

LEADING TO ENGAGE (L2E)

LEADING TO ENGAGE (L2E) is a pilot programme that will recruit enthusiastic, forward-thinking College representatives with a passion for public engagement with research, civic responsibility and peer-to-peer mentorship. Mid-career candidates are invited to nominate themselves for inclusion in the cohort. Nominations will be reviewed by the Public Engagement with Research Committee (PERC) who will confirm the appropriateness of candidates with Heads of School/College and Directors of Research, who will make final decisions.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Public Engagement with Research Officer, Dr Caroline Gillett c.d.t.gillett@bham.ac.uk  ideally by December 22nd, 2015. Please put ‘L2E’ in the title of your email and provide a brief paragraph explaining your motivation for applying as well as any relevant experience you might already have doing public engagement. [The opportunity is not suitable for PhD/Masters students or Teaching Only staff].

The programme will take a maximum of four candidates per College, therefore candidates are encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to seek approval from DORs etc. The L2E cohort will be announced in early-mid January.

The Programme is designed to catalyse culture change for public engagement with research within the Colleges, using a sustainable model which will enable candidates to take ownership of public engagement with research strategy within their College, helping lead College direction in this area with support from PERC and other relevant parties. The cohort will be invited to join PERC and it is hoped that PERC minutes will feed into Research and Research & Knowledge Transfer Committees.

Candidates are reminded that participation in the Programme will require a definite time commitment which they should be aware of before applying. There will be different phases to the Programme: