Our next engagement@manchester event explores “Engaging with Young People”. All staff and students are welcome to attend this free lunchtime event taking place Wed 21 May, 1-2pm, Kanaris lecture theatre, Manchester Museum.

Often when we think of public engagement and young people we think of activities related to schools, but in this session we explore what engagement looks like beyond the classroom. We look at the challenges and opportunities associated with engaging with young people beyond the usual approaches, and share the learning from three different perspectives.

Speakers include:

  • Suzie Henderson, Head of Creative Development, Contact Theatre – Our work around young people’s leadership development: The Agency project
  • Elisha Bradley, Undergraduate – What it means to be a member of the Manchester Museum Youth Board  (Video: Nature & Me: Elisha Bradley)
  • Kate Sapin, School of Environment, Education and Development, Programme Director, Community and Youth Work Studies – Exploring participatory engagement.

As always there are opportunities to network with others who have an interest in public engagement. And you will also find out about a new publication, produced by the Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team “A Whistle Stop Tour of How To Run an Event for Schools and Pupils“.

If you have any queries please contact: Dee-Ann.Johnson@manchester.ac.uk

What is engagement@manchester?
Engagement@manchester are lunchtime events to provide informal professional development/networking sessions for anyone interested in public engagement. We’ve looked at a diverse range of topics including public engagement in teaching, citizen science, presenting in unusual places, using social media. You can catch up on previous sessions (filmed events, presentations and resources) here.