Building on the success of our popular year-long training programme for public engagement professionals, the Engage Academy, we are launching a new initiative in 2018, the Engage Researchers' Academy.
The Engage Researchers' Academy is a year-long professional development programme for researchers with a passion for public engagement. The programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for delegates to reflect upon what it means to be an engaged researcher, and to explore the quality and value of engagement. It also supports participants to develop the skills and experience to work with others and improve the impact and relevance of their research.
The first Engage Researchers' Academy cohort will meet in Bristol for three two-day sessions. Academy one focuses on Engaged People, Academy two looks at Engaged Practice, while Academy three explores Engaged Quality and Value.
Each Academy session offers a stimulating mix of presentations led by leading engaged academics, research funders and policy makers; practical workshops and masterclasses; debate and discussion; opportunities to practice skills; and peer-supported learning. Mentors with expertise in public engagement with research, impact, evaluation, and community engagement are available to provide one-to-one support.
Access to the latest thinking and analysis about how to capture the value of public engagement in the context of the REF
Enhanced knowledge, skills and confidence to become leaders in engaged research
Opportunity to improve practice by experimenting with innovative tools and techniques in our Masterclasses
- Access to mentors, a peer support group, and alumni network across a wide range of disciplines