Our Public Engagement Masterclass – now in its fourth year – supports researchers from all disciplines who aspire to be research leaders in their fields and establish a reputation for quality, embedded public engagement in the context of their research portfolio.
Supported by all the major UK funders of research and facilitated by leading UK and European engagement specialists, the course will empower researchers through a mix of inspirational case studies, practical sessions and bespoke support to develop a personalised and proactive public engagement plan.
The programme will cover the context for public engagement with research, in the UK and further across Europe, and will provide knowledge and tools required to make tangible interventions in local and institutional settings. A major focus will be on methods and enablers to bring high-quality public engagement to the heart of a successful research leader.
The residential nature of the course, enriched by a family of course mentors, provides flexible and ‘offline’ opportunities to talk on specific challenges and reflect on personal contexts and plans. Delegates will come from a diverse range of disciplines and European settings, making for rich networking and experience sharing.
The course is delivered in a participatory style, but allows for adequate reflection, socialising and recharge time. Our aim is to be exhilarating but not exhausting, and workshop sessions will be well interspersed with social and free time, giving a chance to explore the beautiful grounds of the Wellcome Genome Campus.