The NCCPE run an active events programme. Here you can access reports from many of the events we have run.
Bridging Theory and Practice
May 17th 2013
The NCCPE chaired a workshop at this year’s Science Communication conference to explore the ‘gap’ between theory and practice in science communication and public engagement. A summary of the discussions can be found here.
In December 2012, over 300 delegates participated in Engage 2012 for 2 days. The theme for this year was 'Responding to Change' and you can find out more from the links below.
5th December 2012
The NCCPE hosted a roundtable event in Bristol in December 2012, bringing together a group of 35 senior managers from UK HEIs and funders. The group compared notes, explored shared concerns, and identified action points to support deeper embedding of public engagement across the sector.
You can access the discussion paper that structured the event, a summary of what was discussed and a list of delegates here: Leaders' Roundtable event
Public Engagement and Social Enterprise Roundtable
November 16th, 2012
The University of Northampton and the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) hosted a round table discussion event at RSA House in London exploring the synergies between university social enterprise and public engagement. The event was triggered by the University of Northampton’s signing of the NCCPE’s ‘Engaged University’ manifesto. You can access the briefing paper for the event and a summary of the discussions here.
Bringing STEM Curricula to life through public engagement
1 March 2012
This one day workshop explored the role of public engagement within the STEM curriculum, and its impact on students, on universities and on the public.
29&30 November 2011
Our second national conference brought over 240 people to Bristol to explore the importance of engagement in making an impact. Themes included Making and impact with your research; culture change; effective partnerships and engaging students.
Summary of the day including conference film
Making the Most of Festivals: how to engage university students and staff
12th July 2011, Cambridge
A good practice event, where delegates could explore how to make the most of the opportunities afforded by fesitval engagement. The event also launched the NCCPE's research and resources for festivals engagement.
Measuring the Social Value of Universities
15th June 2011
In June 2011, the NCCPE hosted a roundtable discussion with UUK to explore approaches to measuring the social impact of universities. The NCCPE prepared a discussion paper to help structure the roundtable.
Two linked publications were launched after the event:
This report, commissioned by the NCCPE, explores why measuring the social value of universities is important, and reviews the current state of knowledge on impact assessment and valuation of universities contribution to society. It provides an overview of approaches made in other sectors before moving on to the exploration of a new holistic approach to the assessment of the economic and social value of UK universities.
Published by UUK, in partnership with nef, the report attempts to put a financial value on the social impact generated by UK universities.
7&8 December 2010
Our national conference brought over 300 people together to explore how engagement is a critical survival strategy for universities and research institutes in the current financial climate.
Toolkit: Summary of Consultations
May to August 2010
We ran an extensive consultation process throughout the summer of 2010 to inform the development of our senior managers toolkit and our practitioners toolkit. The consultation informed the development of much of the content now available on our website.
Public Engagement in the Arts and Humanities
National Beacon Gathering
Every year the beacons get together for the National Beacons Gathering. In 2010 we were hosted by the Manchester Beacon. The day was designed to explore two key themes: reward and recognition and evaluating culture change. Over 55 staff and external partners attended from across the Beacons project, including staff directly employed in the beacons, their evaluators and colleagues from within their universities, from post doc students to PVCs. Given the focus on reward and recognition several staff from Human Resources departments also attended. Beacon Gathering Report.
In partnership with the Open University, and the BBC, this event brought over 120 people together to explore public engagement and the media. Engaging Citizens Report.
NCCPE Open House
Focussed on 'why does public engagement matter' this event afforded delegates the opportunity to discuss the issues and opportunities for public engagement with higher education, and featured case studies from the Beacons for Public Engagement. Open House Report.
REF Consultation and Public Engagement
This event brought together Beacon colleagues and staff from across the sector to inform our response to the REF consultations in 2009.