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Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Research


Public engagement is among the most important and productive pathways to impact, pursued by researchers working in the arts, humanities and social sciences, but planning events that do real justice to the impact of your research and genuinely capture the public imagination can prove challenging for even the most experienced researchers. This interactive session, which is open to all researchers working across the Schools of Arts and Humanities and Humanities and Social Sciences, will introduce attendees to a selection of creative, dynamic and fruitful ways to design and deliver public engagement activities that will advance your impact objectives in meaningful ways. From stakeholder knowledge-exchange workshops to the public exhibition, by way of a Festival of Ideas session, the Impact Facilitator will provide practical advice about how to organise and execute events that will make your project stand out from the crowd.

Ariel Retik of the University’s Public Engagement team, who coordinates the Festival of Ideas, attended by 25,000 visitors annually, will also share his insights into what makes for a successful Festival event.

This session forms part of a series of three short impact workshops happening in February that collectively introduce attendees to the key aspects of the impact process;  you are free to attend a single offering, but we would encourage you to consider attending all three in the cycle. The complementary sessions are:

Planning for Impact: Stakeholders & Beneficiaries                  Seminar Room G, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane           Wednesday 13 February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm  

Planning for Impact: Measurement & Evaluation                     Seminar Room G, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane           Wednesday 27 February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm  

All members of the research community are welcome.  However, this session is not intended to address the development of Impact Case Studies for REF 2021; researchers interested in the particulars of that aspect of impact should contact their assigned REF Impact Coordinator

This session is now complete but if you would be interested in attending a similar event in Easter term, please get in touch with the Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator: 

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30