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  • 1. Introduction to Public EngagementWho is it for? What is its purpose?Dr Karen Bultitudekaren.bultitude@ucl.ac.ukDepartment of Science and Technology Studies, University College LondonScience Communication ConferenceMonday 14 May 2012, London UK
  • 2. Introduction to Public Engagement Session Overview•  What is ‘Public Engagement’?•  Useful resources for getting started•  Jargon buster•  Motivations & purposes•  Top tips for SCC2012
  • 3. Communication Approaches different•  Transmit public groups e.g. lectures or public health campaigns scientists / institutions Science for All (2010)
  • 4. Communication Approaches different•  public groups•  Receive e.g. surveys or consultations scientists / institutions Science for All (2010)
  • 5. Communication Approaches different•  public groups•  scientists / institutions•  Collaborate e.g. co-created research or consensus building Science for All (2010)
  • 6. Who are ‘the Public’? Many publics!•  schools and colleges•  families and children•  young people (aged 18-25)•  adults•  local communities, community groups•  business and industry•  government and policy makers…
  • 7. The Public Engagement Triangle Science for All (2010)
  • 8. Getting Started in Public Engagement•  STEMNET•  Cafés Scientifique•  Science Festivals•  Science Centres & Museums•  Famelab•  Bright Club•  Science Showoff•  National Science & Engineering Week•  …
  • 9. www.publicengagement.ac.uk/how
  • 10. http://tinyurl.com/EngagingResearcher
  • 11. http://tinyurl.com/Intro-to-PE w ASDC w ASE w British Science Association w British Council w Cafés Scientifique w Engineering UK w Famelab w HEFCE w NESTA Innovation w National Science and Engineering Week w RCUK w Royal Society w Science Council w Science Festivals w Science Media Centre w Science Shops w Sciencewise w STEMNET w Wellcome Trust
  • 12. Jargon Buster REF STEM PES PEST PE NCCPE PUS RCUK BIS BSA Q: Which two of the above are NOT in current use?!
  • 13. IMPACTThe overall effector influence of the activity outputs + outcomes = impact Vitae (2010)
  • 14. Science for All (2010)
  • 15. Karen’s Top Tips for Success at SCC2012: 1.  Meet new people! 2.  Don’t be shy to ask for clarification of terms etc. 3.  Get to sessions on time 4.  Follow the Twitter feed: @SciCommConf, #scicom12 5.  Contribute… listen… collaborate… Engage!
  • 16. Recommended Resources•  Science for All (2010). Report and action plan from the Science for All Expert Group. London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Available from http://interactive.bis.gov.uk/scienceandsociety/site/all/files/2010/02/ Science-for-All-Final-Report-WEB.pdf.•  Bultitude, K. (2011) The Why and How of Science Communication. In Rosulek, P. (Ed) Science Communication. Pilsen: European Commission. Available from http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/staff/bultitude/KB_TB/Karen_Bultitude_- _Science_Communication_Why_and_How.pdf.•  Duncan, S. and Spizer, S. (2010). The engaging researcher: Inspiring people to engage with your research. Vitae and the Beacons for Public Engagement. Available from http://www.vitae.ac.uk/CMS/files/upload/ The_engaging_researcher_2010.pdf.