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A (nearly) knockout day

Mandy Naylor reflects on the UK Community Partner Network (UKCPN) regional event at Lancaster University that took place on the 26th March.

Barriers to researchers engaging

Freshwater research
In our recent website poll, we asked 'What is the biggest barrier to individual researchers engaging with the public?'. Here, NCCPE's Becky discusses the results. As a fresh faced PhD student some ten years ago, public engagement wasn’t really a...

The SoPA14 conference experience

To set the scene, Galicia is an area of richly forested, rolling hills, of rivers and deep ravines, hilltop villages and towns. There are many monasteries in the area as there are many pilgrim ways to Compostella.

Be curious...!

Aidan Wong and Aidan Robson (Year 9) from Greenfield Community College, Newton Aycliffe tell us about their experience of coming to the Engage 2014 conference to share the 'What if' project with delegates.

Is engagement a necessary precursor to impact?

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In this guest blog, David Phipps (Executive Director of Research & Innovation Services at York University, Canada) discusses the interesting intersection between knowledge mobilization and public engagement. During the Engage 2014 conference I...

What partnership work means to me

Scales of Justice
Kim Aumann, member of the UK Community Partner Network thinks about what working with academics has meant to her. For me, community university partnership work is a chance to share resources, exchange knowledge and channel our collective effort to...

UKCPN: What we've been up to

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The UK Community Partner Network and NCCPE have had a busy start to the year. On January 12th we facilitated a workshop with community based organisations working with researchers on Connected Communities funded projects. There was a wealth of...

Putting the heart into engagement

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Following the NCCPE's public engagement with research competition, Becci (NCCPE) reflects on what it means to put the heart into engagement.

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