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The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health will hold the next Induction Session for new and existing Public Contributors in April 2020.

The Induction, hosted by Dr Stephanie Snow, Academic Lead for Community Engagement and Involvement will cover all aspects of being a public contributor within the Faculty including presentations from a public contributor, researcher, and lecturer. The presentations will provide attendees with information regarding Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) and the role of a Public Contributor within that area. 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.

Please note: this Induction has been run several times and covers the same information. If you aren't sure whether you have attended the session previously please contact the email address below.

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 23rd March.

Should you have any specific requirements, accessibility needs or other requests please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk or call Anna on 0161 275 7700 by 23rd March 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, Public Contributor and members of the Social Responsibility and Public Engagement Team. You will also have the option to stay for a social media training session to find out tips for how to use it effectively to communicate about your Patient and Public Involvement Engagement.

Will lunch be provided?

A sandwich lunch will be provided. 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 23rd March. Unfortunately you won't receive any payment for your time.

What if i can't attend this session?

We will be running two 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

Arrival and Registration

Welcome and Introduction to the University and Faculty

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

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.

Public Contributor presentation

- Kay Gallacher, Faculty Public Contributor

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

Refreshment and networking break (Networking optional)

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.

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.

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.

Closing remarks

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

Lunch

Optional Session: 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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Williamson Room G.33

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