New online skill-sharing programme on digital engagement launched!

by | Nov 16, 2020

Do you want to find out more about how you can design, deliver and evaluate digital approaches to public engagement? Are you looking for new ways to meaningfully engage people in your research or project during COVID-19? As part of the University-wide Wellcome ISSF Public Engagement funding scheme, we’re launching a new programme of events where you’ll get to hear from researchers, community organisers and public engagement professionals on this topic.

What will it include?

Throughout the programme we’ll explore key questions with researchers, community organisations and public engagement practitioners who have experience with digital projects:

  • How do I design, run and evaluate digital public engagement projects?
  • How can I engage communities around me?
  • What makes digital content compelling?
  • How do I ensure that my project is as accessible and inclusive as possible?

There are three sessions. Each one will include:

  • case studies of current projects
  • opportunities to share your ideas, challenges, and successes and learn from others
  • short training sessions with experienced external and internal trainers focusing on practical advice and tips.

What’s the programme and how do I get more information?

Running Digital Engagement Projects – 3 December 2020
How to design, run and evaluate digital public engagement projects. You will hear from speakers who have designed and are running digital projects as well as others who have had to adapt their activities to the current context. Members of the Vocal team will deliver an interactive workshop covering project design, the practical side of running projects, accessibility, diversity and inclusion as well as evaluating your project. Get your ticket and more information on the event here.

Creating Digital Content for Engagement – 11 February 2021
This session will explore how to create different types of digital content to engage different audiences with research and similar topics. You’ll hear from researchers and public engagement practitioners working with video, social media and podcasts. The training session will be led by an experienced content creator and will give you practical insights into creating content that shines online.

Changing Contexts: Engagement with Communities – 17 March 2021
Community organisations are experts at engaging their audiences including people from seldom heard communities. In this session you’ll get the chance to hear directly from community leaders who have been continuing their work throughout the pandemic.The training session will be led by a community organisation and will cover how to engage and work with local communities.

Any more questions about the programme? 

Please contact Paolo Arru,

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