Public Engagement at Bath

Supporting researchers to engage the public with their research

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  • Body Image and Avon River projects launch

    The Public Engagement Unit’s biggest and most ambitious projects will be launching this year. Both the Changing Rooms; Changing Views and River is the Venue projects received £10,000 in funding from our Innovate programme to create innovative interdisciplinary engagement collaborating...

  • We’re not the only ones navigating change …

    Disclosure: Dr Jenny Hatchard is Research Fellow in Public Health Policy in the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath. Jenny’s research, funded by Cancer Research UK, explores how producers of harmful commodities such as alcohol, tobacco and...

  • Fake news and alternative facts

    Tess Legg is a postgraduate researcher in the Department for Health. She received a bursary to attend Communicate 2017, the UK's conference for environmental communicators. Below, she reflects on a panel discussion at the conference entitled 'Fake news and alternative...

  • Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    Fiona Gleed is a postgraduate researcher in Civil Engineering. She received a bursary to attend Communicate 2017, the UK's conference for environmental communicators. Below, she shares her reflections on the conference and of some of the workshops that he attended....

  • Learning how to communicate at Communicate 2017

    Russell Arnott is a postgraduate researcher in the Research Unit for Water, Environment & Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR). He received a bursary to attend Communicate 2017, the UK's conference for environmental communicators. Below, he shares his reflections on the conference and...

  • Reflections from Communicate 2017 - Researchers as brokers of communication

    Maya Singer Hobbs is a postgraduate researcher in the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies. She received a bursary to attend Communicate 2017, the UK's conference for environmental communicators. Below, she reflects on her experiences of the conference, of how it...

  • Art that inspires and engages

    Joanna Wright is a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences. She received a bursary to attend Communicate 2017, the UK's conference for environmental communicators. Below, she shares her experience of an 'Art Changes People' session given...

  • ChallengeCPD - What's changed?

    In our ChallengeCPD proposal we promised to make 'quick wins' - changes to our existing programmes of CPD - based on what we are learning. From our initial literature review and Advisory Group meeting, it was clear that any training...

  • ChallengeCPD - frameworks

    People at our Advisory Group meeting mentioned a couple of frameworks which look useful. The Four Stages of Competence Unconscious incompetence Conscious incompetence Conscious competence Unconscious competence This comes back to the need for training to surface skills and knowledge...

  • ChallengeCPD Advisory Group - when does change happen?

    In my last post I reflected on how CPD is about the individual who's taking part / learning. I thought I'd expand that a little here. We discussed how key learning moments might not have been perceived as 'training' at...