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Applications for Be Curious 2019 are open

University researchers are invited to embrace a ‘Brave New World’ by registering to take part in our hugely popular public engagement event Be Curious. This is the theme for 2019. Taking place on 30 March, it once again seeks to engage the general public in the pioneering studies undertaken in Leeds. Please use the online form to apply by Monday 15 October 5pm.  Feel free to contact us if you have any bright ideas and just want to talk them through or seek our advice. See also the forstaff news.

Public Engagement With Research Awards 2018 open

The Public Engagement with Research awards 2018 are open! Their aim is to recognise people for excellent public engagement or patient and public involvement and engagement and to raise awareness of innovative high-quality practice. There are three awards, one for each stage of the research cycle: at the research development stage; at the research doing stage and at the research dissemination stage. Each award comes with £400.

For applications please read both the guidance notes and application form. The deadline is 15 October 2018 and the award ceremony will be held on 15 November, 12-2 pm. The reviewer panel is entirely external this year and includes:

  • Dr Steve Dorney, Director of Public Engagement with Research, University of Southampton
  • Kimberley Freeman, Executive Officer for Public Engagement and Director of the Centre for Public Engagement, Queen Mary University London
  • Lewis Dean, Programme Manager – Public Engagement, UKRI
  • Dr Lesley Paterson, Head of Public Engagement with Research, Oxford University
  • Dr Rebecca Jones, Research and Engagement Relationships Manager, Wellcome Trust
  • Lisa Jamieson, Public Engagement consultant
  • Paul Manners, Director, National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement

Royal Academy of Engineering: Ingenious awards

The Royal Academy of Engineering has opened applications for the above awards for projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering.  Funding is available from £3,00 to £30,000 and the closing date is 1 October 2018.  Find out more at their website. For internal intelligence contact the PE team.

Leeds Central Library public talk series

Leeds Central Library is seeking researchers to deliver talks on a broad spectrum of subject matters. With the programme now being scheduled up to March 2019, it offers plenty of public engagement opportunities at the venue for University researchers. Please contact Inga.Kobzeva@leeds.gov.uk at the Library and/or the PE team.

Keep up to date with public engagement at Leeds

Sign up to the pepnet email list to receive the monthly newsletter and other information. You can also post to the PE community here at Leeds.

Policy Engagement: a how-to guide

The UK parliament has a whole website on how-to-engage with Parliament. Getting your research into parliament (a how-to guide from Taylor & Francis, Sense about Science and POST).  See our PE, impact and evaluation page.