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  • The human library

    Daniel Finnegan (Computer Science), Tayfun Essenkaya (Psychology) & Meike Scheller (Psychology) were awarded £500 to pilot a Human Library initiative in Bath, a framework for conversations that challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. This project initially aimed to raise awareness...

  • Threshold concepts, social justice and the use of multi-platform storytelling

    Dr Matthew Alford (Politics, Languages & International Studies) was awarded £500 to develop his experience of performance techniques as a means of public engagement. Matt is trying to connect three practical areas in his project: storytelling, teaching, and public engagement....

  • Antibiotic resistance: Public engagement and risk assessment

    Professor Ed Feil and Dr Susanne Gebhard (Biology & Biochemistry) was awarded £500 to develop and deliver public engagement activities that examined the extent to which the public are receptive to the extensive media coverage of antibiotic resistance, identifying the...

  • GameTale 2017

    Daniela De Angeli (Computer Science) was awarded £500 to deliver GameTale, a two-day game-focused event during which participants develop a game based on objects from museums. GameTale is a free two day game-focused event held in Bath, where participants work...

  • Not so wild about seagulls in cities

    Caroline Hickman (Social & Policy Sciences) was awarded £500 to measure the attitudes of the children towards seagulls and to educate them about the risks seagulls are facing. This public engagement project has been successful in meeting its objectives, but...

  • Reducing animal use in cancer research

    Bailu Xie (Pharmacy & Pharmacology), Faye Monk (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) and Dr Paul De Bank (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) were awarded £500 to design and deliver two public engagement events to explain and promote the importance of modelling human pancreatic cancer,...

  • Bath's first-ever public engagement conference: Seeds of Change

    In late January, we held the University's first conference dedicated to Public Engagement with Research (PER). Seeds of Change saw over 60 researchers and professional services staff gather to share their experiences of public engagement, to learn more about national...

  • New small-scale public engagement projects launched

    Following our recent annual seed fund call we've funded 11 small-scale public engagement projects in departments across the University. As part of what we call 'Tier 1' of the call, researchers could apply for up to £500 to deliver their own projects....

  • A Thai visit to the Public Engagement Unit

    On a cold and frosty Monday 28th November we were pleased to welcome a delegation of 13 visitors to the University from Thailand. These were senior figures from Thai universities and funding bodies who have come to the UK to...

  • 'Community Matters' - engaging local communities in research

    One exciting job I’ve been given since starting in the Public Engagement Unit in October is to organise a mid-point reflection event for the Unit’s Community Matters project. This is an innovative collaboration between researchers in the university, the South...