Public Engagement

The School of Mathematics is running a range of activities to bring maths to schools and the public. We involve our undergraduates, graduates, postdocs and staff. If you wish to get in touch with us about public engagement in mathematics, please, email Director of Public Engagement

Events

STFC Public Engagement Visit: 24 May, 12pm – 3.30pm

We are hosting a visit from the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Public Engagement team to support University of Bristol staff and students in public engagement. STFC will share their public engagement strategy, particularly with a view to the anticipated changes as the Research Councils merge to form UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). They will also provide a practical workshop around writing high-quality Pathways to Impact statements and public engagement grants. This will include an opportunity to receive feedback and advice on your current applications. The activities are open to all – you do not need to have STFC funding – and much of what the team will share will be relevant across other funders. You can sign up for individual sessions or the whole programme, tickets include a networking lunch. Register for the event here or for more information contactEllie Cripps.

 

How can you collaborate with teachers as a route to impact?: 30 May, 1-2pm, Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building

Are you interested in collaborating with local schools and engaging teachers and students with your research? Join us at this session that shares the learning from the development of “Thinking Science”: resources and training for science teachers, created in a collaborative project between the Centre for Science and Philosophy, Public Engagement, the School of Education and science teachers in Bristol. We will take you through the process of co-development and what we’ve learnt, from understanding schools’ needs, to distilling complex research into a useful and accessible format. We will share feedback from our partners, how these activities could lead to impact and what we hope to do next. You will also get the chance to explore the resources yourself and discuss opportunities for future collaborations with teachers. The session will be led by Ellie Cripps (Public Engagement), Ellie Hart and Professor James Ladyman (Centre for Science and Philosophy). This talk is part of a series of informal lunch-time talks with the aim of sharing some of the public engagement taking place within the University. Feel free to bring your lunch!  Register here.

 

Engagement Bites: Facilitation Trepidation: 20 June, 1-2pm, Seminar Room, Beacon House

Develop your facilitation skills through this participatory session hosted by Ellie Shipman, Bristol’s Fun Palaces Ambassador hosted by Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research at the University of Bristol. This session is for anyone looking to gain confidence, tips and support in facilitating their own public workshops and / or arts and science Fun Palaces activities  Ellie will showcase examples of inspiring Fun Palace public workshops; provide tips on workshop facilitation, connect you with potential collaborators and support you to develop your own workshop ideas. You can also find out how to get involved in 2018’s PATTERN themed Fun Palace weekend on 6th and 7th October! This talk is part of a series of informal lunch-time talks with the aim of sharing some of the public engagement taking place within the University. Feel free to bring your lunch!  Register here.

 

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