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Hanson Room, Ground floor

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The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health will hold the next Faculty Induction Session for new and existing Public Contributors in February 2019, hosted by Dr Stephanie Snow, Academic Lead for Community Involvement and Engagement.

The Induction will cover all aspects of being a public contributor within the Faculty including presentations from a public contributor, researcher, lecturer and student. The presentations will provide attendees with information regarding Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement within that area and the role of a Public Contributor. You will also have the option to attend a social media training course run by a member of the Faculty's digital marketing team after the session. Please see the draft programme below after the frequently asked questions.

Public Contributors will receive £10 towards travel expenses, however if you require more in order for you to attend the session please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk by 1st February.

Should you have any specific requirements, accessibility needs or other requests please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk or call Sam on 0161 275 5186 by 1st February and we will do our best to ensure your needs are catered for.

We look forward to seeing you there. Please forward to anyone you think the session is relevant to.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Public Contributor?

A Public Contributor is the term used to describe a member of the public who is involved and engaged in our research and teaching.

Who is the Induction Session for?

The Induction Session is for both new and experienced Public Contributors who are involved with the Faculty of Biology and Health. The session is not for members of staff.

What is the aim of the session?

The aim of the Induction Session is to provide attendees with key information about the Faculty and their role as a Public Contributor.

What will be included in the Induction Session programme?

The Induction Session will include presentations from a Researcher, Lecturer, Student, Public Contributor and members of the Social Responsibility and Public Engagement Team. You will also have the option to stay for social media training and how to use it effectively to communicate about your Patient and Public Involvement Engagement.

Will lunch be provided?

A sandwich lunch will be provided 12.30-1.30pm. If you have any dietary requirements please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk. Vegetarians will automatically be catered for.

Will I receive payment for attending the session?

We will provide Public Contributors with £10 towards travel expenses, if you require more in order for you to attend the session please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk by 1st February.

What if i can't attend this session?

We will be running two/three sessions per year so if you are unable to attend this session please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk and ask to be added to the mailing list.

For further information regarding being a Public Contributor within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health please visit our webpages:

https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/connect/social-responsibility/public-patients/

If you have any further questions, please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk.

Draft programme - subject to change

09.00-09.30 Arrival and Registration

10.00-10.10 Welcome and Introduction to the University and Faculty

Dr Stephanie Snow, Academic Lead for Community Engagement and Involvement

10.10-10.20 Introduction to Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement

Dr Hawys Williams, Social Responsibility and Public Engagement Manager

An informative session about the role of a Public Contributor and Patient and Public Engagement within the Faculty.

10.20-10.35 Public Contributor presentation

Kay Gallacher, Faculty Public Contributor

Kay will discuss her role as a Public Contributor within the Faculty.

10.35-10.50 Introduction to Teaching

Dr Ang Davies, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Bioinformatics and Genomics and Programme Co-Director MSc in Clinical Bioinformatics

Ang will discuss Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement within teaching and learning and the role of a public contributor.

10.50-11.00 Refreshment and networking break (Networking optional)

11.00-11.15 Introduction to Research

Dr Suzan Verstappen, Reader, Division of Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences

Suzan will discuss patient and public involvement within research and the role of a public contributor.

11.30-11.45 Student presentation

Lucy Porte, student at The University of Manchester

Lucy will discuss her experience of patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) and the reasons why it is important for students to include PPIE activities within their studies.

11.45-11.55 Signposting to other opportunities and further information

Samantha Franklin, Social Responsibility Project Officer

Sam will discuss how you can find out about patient and public involvement and engagement within the Faculty and will provide you with further information about who to contact for advice.

11.55-12.00 Closing remarks

Dr Stephanie Snow, Academic Lead for Community Engagement and Involvement.

12.30-1.30pm lunch

Optional Session:

1.30-2.30pm Social Media training

Hosted by a member of the Faculty’s Digital Social Media team. During this session you will learn about the basic principles of Twitter and learn tips including what you can and can’t tweet.

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United Kingdom

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