Whether you are formally or informally involved in delivering or enabling public engagement or science communication initiatives, you may be interested in taking part in the following online networking / connecting / community sharing opportunities…

Hosted by NCCPE – #PEPTogether online get-together – every Thursday at 11:30am
As we try to make sense of what is happening in the world, in the UK, in our universities, in our neighbourhoods, in our lives, we think it is important to create space to think together. These weekly informal online get-togethers are a chance to hang out together, discuss our reactions to the current context, problem solve together, and explore how we can support one another. The session will run via Blackboard Collaborate – you do not need to download anything to join the online space, but you should access it using Chrome.

Hosted by Jamie Gallagher – Virtually Social – every Friday at 2pm
The weekly video conference seeks to keep the spirit and machinery of engagement alive while we face these trying times. Each week there will be a different theme with guest speakers followed by smaller group discussion. How can you get involved?
– Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/422165665 to Meeting ID 422 165 665
– Consider contributing to the event as a guest speaker with a 5-min talk. If you feel you could contribute to any of the topics below, please get in touch with Jamie.

27 March: Plan B – How organisations and individuals dealing with their engagement plans
3 April: Humanities and Science Engagement. What are the main differences in the way the sectors approach engagement?
10 April: Online Engagement. After 4 weeks of isolation have we innovated or stagnated?
17 April: Schools Engagement. How is isolation effecting the teaching process and can universities support this?
24 April: Long live the REF? With the deadline looming has isolation irreparable damaged the REF process?
1 May: Podcast production. How do you produce the best quality productions from home?
8 May: Topic TBC.