Engagement Day 2020

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Sir Alexander Fleming Building London

Princes Consort Road

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SW7 2BB

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A full afternoon of talks, workshops and panel discussions for Imperial staff exploring societal engagement.

About this Event

Engagement Day 2020 will stimulate discussion about the role of societal engagement in empowering communities, tackling inequalities and increasing diversity amongst those who shape research.

What can I expect?

  • Keynote: a not-to-be-missed keynote speech from Claire Ainsley (Executive Director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation). Claire is a leader in inspiring action and change to solve UK poverty and is the author of ‘The New Working Class: how to win hearts, mind and votes.’
  • Lightning Talks: five minute case studies, providing inspiration for how engagement can empower diverse groups
  • Panel Discussion: Empowering diverse communities in STEM: Are we making progress? Decision-makers will discuss our progress so far to embed equality, diversity and inclusion within public engagement programmes. Where are we now and where do we want to be?
  • Networking with colleagues from across the College interested in public engagement.
  • Food: An excellent afternoon tea complete with sandwiches, scones, cakes and the necessary caffeinated beverages to keep you perky.
  • Workshops: Discuss big questions and develop your thinking with speakers and facilitators from within and outside the College. Select one of the five options we have available.

Workshop themes

All workshops will be taking place at the same time. Please only select one workshop with your registration.

Inclusive Public Engagement Programming: Explore different strategies to embed diversity within public engagement programming. How can we represent diversity in a meaningful way in the events and activities we run?

Co-creation and co-production - what does it all mean? Where do we start in the co-creation of research and public engagement, and what does good practice look like? How can we invite and value varied forms of knowledge and expertise such as lived experience and build trust and respectful partnerships.

Accessibility in practice: Explore how to anticipate and accommodate the access needs of engagement participants, visitors, students and staff. What should we be considering in terms of physical access to spaces and content, and the design and facilitation of our activities, to ensure all are able to participate? Find out what support, resources and guidance is available.

Place-based engagement: What are the opportunities and challenges with engagement focused on a particular place or location? How can focusing on a defined geographical area lead to longer-term and sustained change? Discuss and gain inspiration from examples of community and place-based engagement happening around and beyond our campuses.

What does success look like? How do we understand and evidence the difference we are making through public engagement? What evaluation methods should we be using when we aim for our engagement to empower communities?

More details on the workshop content and speakers will be released with the rest of the programme early in the new year. Selecting workshops now helps us to anticipate interest and ensure we assign appropriate spaces but should you wish to swap later then do get in touch (societal_engagement@imperial.ac.uk)

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Sir Alexander Fleming Building London

Princes Consort Road

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SW7 2BB

United Kingdom

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