Introduction to Public EngagementWho is it for? What is its purpose?Dr Karen Bultitudekaren.firstname.lastname@example.orgDepartment of Science and Technology Studies, University College LondonScience Communication ConferenceMonday 14 May 2012, London UK
Introduction to Public Engagement Session Overview• What is ‘Public Engagement’?• Useful resources for getting started• Jargon buster• Motivations & purposes• Top tips for SCC2012
Communication Approaches different• Transmit public groups e.g. lectures or public health campaigns scientists / institutions Science for All (2010)
Communication Approaches different• public groups• Receive e.g. surveys or consultations scientists / institutions Science for All (2010)
Communication Approaches different• public groups• scientists / institutions• Collaborate e.g. co-created research or consensus building Science for All (2010)
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…
The Public Engagement Triangle Science for All (2010)
Getting Started in Public Engagement• STEMNET• Cafés Scientifique• Science Festivals• Science Centres & Museums• Famelab• Bright Club• Science Showoff• National Science & Engineering Week• …
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
Jargon Buster REF STEM PES PEST PE NCCPE PUS RCUK BIS BSA Q: Which two of the above are NOT in current use?!
IMPACTThe overall effector influence of the activity outputs + outcomes = impact Vitae (2010)
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!
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.