Kate leads the Public Engagement team at the University of Bristol and is responsible for directing its programme of activities to support interaction and collaboration with society beyond academia. This includes coordinating the Engaged University Steering Group which oversees our strategy and priorities for engagement, and working with colleagues across the University to embed engagement in our structures and processes. As well as brokering partnerships with external organisations, she works with staff and students wishing to engage non-academic audiences, and to articulate engagement as part of the impact agenda.
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. …
|Speakers:||Dr Kate Miller, Dr Lesley Paterson, Dr Andrew Wray, Victoria McGuinness|