Learning - providing opportunities
Edinburgh's approach to providing opportunities for learning
Providing opportunities for staff to apply their skills and learning is also important. The University of Edinburgh has worked in partnership with local organisations including the various Edinburgh festivals, Our Dynamic Earth and National Museums Scotland and Edinburgh Castle to deliver public engagement activities. Where possible, training is tailored to a specific public engagement activity. Read about some of the various initiatives that have been successful at the University of Edinburgh.
The UCL Beacon has an innovative approach to linking training with opportunity. Bright Club, described as the thinking person's variety night, blends comedy, music, art, new writing, science, performance, and anything else that can happen on a stage. UCL Researchers receive training in performance skills by experts in stand-up comedy and then perform at in a London venue. The aim is to bring UCL researchers together with a new audience, primarily 20-40 year olds who have no existing relationship with academia. Read our Bright Club case study.
Involvement with a local Café Scientifique or festival (local or national) could also lead to opportunities for staff and students in a university to reach other audiences.
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Find out how the University of Edinburgh tackled these other key areas: