Working with partners from all facets of society, from industry to communities, can enrich both the research itself and the outcomes and impacts that it leads to. However, on the ground, many universities approach the support for engagement with different audiences/stakeholders/partners in radically different ways – sometimes with very little connection and entirely disparate terminologies. But, given that we are all ultimately working to the same mission of engaged research, how do we weave these colourful individual strands into a rainbow? And can we do so in a way that all parts within the spectrum of engagement are appropriately supported and recognised at all levels? In this session, we will explore and identify mechanisms by which the different strands (knowledge exchange/transfer, public/policy/business engagement, impact, innovation etc) support each other, providing examples from our universities of how we have created and managed such collaborations. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own examples of engaged research, and together we will consider how we might work with our colleagues in other strands to create impact with greater breadth.
Key Learning Points:
- How those supporting engaged research might work together more effectively within their HEI
- How to identify opportunities for engagement and impact with diverse audiences and organisations
- Working on individual examples, creating an action plan for their own engaged research
|Dr Kate Miller||University of Bristol|
|Dr Lesley Paterson||University of Oxford|
|Dr Andrew Wray||University of Bristol|
|Victoria McGuinness||University of Oxford|
|Date:||6th Jun 2017|
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