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In the run up to our Engage 2014 conference , we are exploring the conference themes of 'Captivating places; Captivating ideas; Captivating people: Unlocking the potential of curiosity-driven engagement'. Here, Budd Hall, UNESCO Chair in Community-...

Space: The final frontier for public engagement?

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In the run up to our Engage 2014 conference , we are exploring the conference themes of 'Captivating places; Captivating ideas; Captivating people: Unlocking the potential of curiosity-driven engagement'. Here, Eliot Marston, Acting Head of Research...

Engaging places

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In the run up to our Engage 2014 conference , we are exploring the conference themes of 'Captivating places; Captivating ideas; Captivating people: Unlocking the potential of curiosity-driven engagement'. Here, Stella Duffy, Co-Director and Founder...

Why CUPs are just my cup of tea

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Mandy Naylor, Shared Future CIC , is an Associate for the UK Community Partner Network (UKCPN). Here, she shares her thoughts on community-university partnerships. If you’d have asked me what I thought of CUPs three years ago, I’d have said ‘ Err…...

Has the REF helped to embed support for public engagement?

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As universities await the conclusions of the REF 2014 assessment exercise, the NCCPE having been considering the impact of the REF on public engagement, and whether this has been a positive or a negative thing. In our recent web poll of 181 people,...

CAER Heritage Project

Winners at Engage competition
Providing a national opportunity to recognise and celebrate public engagement with research across the UK, the Engage Competition 2014 received a fantastic 230 entries. From inspiring young people with new advances in knowledge, to encouraging members of the public to contribute to research, the competition has shown university public engagement to be thriving. In this blog we take a look at the overall winner, the CAER Heritage Project.

A taste of uni…a taste for research?

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Lucy Goldring, NCCPE Project Officer for the School-University Partnerships Initiative (SUPI), tells of her recent visit to the University of Exeter to join in a researcher-led workshop for local school pupils. Imagine you are a 14 year old who’s...

Engage Competition 2014 awards ceremony

Winners at Engage competition
The NCCPE team report on exciting afternoon at the Engage Competition 2014 awards ceremony. After an action-packed afternoon, we’re thrilled to announce the winners of our Engage Competition 2014 . The awards ceremony, held at the Natural History...

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