Research at Lunchtime is a new event we've created with the Social Media team from the Department of Communications using Facebook Live. This platform is a live video streaming feature on Facebook that allows you to broadcast a live video out to an audience through the University of Bath's profile.
Do you want to engage people with your research from the comfort of your own home? This is an opportunity for you to share your research with everyone in the UK who has been asked to remain home under lockdown.
As public events cannot currently take place this is a valuable opportunity for public groups to engage with research remotely. You can also develop your skills using Facebook Live and Instagram Live to present your research.
What you need to do
Be ready to give a 10 minute talk about your research and answer a few questions afterwards. This can be done from the comfort of your own home with technical support from the University of Bath’s Social Media team.
These Facebook live events will be targeted towards a family audience. Think about your research could appeal to both adults who are working from home and children who are no longer attending school and remember to keep things family friendly.
We've been working to create a pilot programme between now and June:
Thursday 9 April:Kate Woodthorpe – Alternative funeral practices and COVID-19
Thursday 16 April: Andy Barnes – The science of storms
Thursday 23 April: John Troyer – How we treat the dead and dying
Thursday 30 April: Rob Edinburgh – How exercise and meal timing effects weight loss
Thursday 7 May: Kit Yates – The maths of life and death
Thursday 14 May: Sally Adams – The emotional effects of hangovers
Thursday 21 May: Jean-Phillipe Walhin – Exercise and nutrition in lockdown Q&A
Thursday 28 May: Hannah Rumble – Alternative funeral practices and COVID-19
Thursday 4 June: Ioanna Stamataki - Floods and flash floods
The Public Engagement Unit have been working to create digital engagement opportunities. If you would like to take part in a Research at Lunchtime talk on Facebook Live, Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit or the online Minerva Series then please get in touch for more information.
Rob Cooper is Public Engagement Officer at the University of Bath.