Beacon NE is one of six Beacons for Public Engagement, established to encourage public engagement in the Higher Education sector and is a partnership between Newcastle University, Durham University and the Centre for Life.
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How MMU and people in Hulme and Moss Side came together to breath new life into film archive collections. In 2009 MMU's Northwest Film archive worked alongside a local cultural broadcaster on a public engagement fellowship project using archive footage as a platform to co-create a new short...
On October 11, 2010 the British Library Science, Technology, Medicine team hosted its first public facing event ‘Do you Hear What I Hear?’ in partnership with UCL Neuroscience at the British Library Conference Centre.
Researcher Curator is an AHRC-funded project running in partnership between Nottingham University, Nottingham Trent University and the Galleries of Justice. It is targeted at researchers from non-museums backgrounds.
CUE East Beacon carried out a qualitative baseline survey of a cross-section of academic staff at UEA. It not only provided a baseline against which improvements can be assessed, but also recognised the activity already taking place and identified motivations and barriers for getting involved.
Student-led activities in partnership with the community where both students and permanent residents volunteered together, aiming to overcome growing community issues of ‘studentification’.
UWE historians (Dresser and Fleming) were co-opted to advise on the contents of the MShed Museum scheduled to open in 2011.
If you're looking for inspiration on how to achieve a lot with limited resources Edinburgh Napier's NUstART project is an excellent example.
Academics at the University of Liverpool are working on an AHRC funded project in partnership with the UK museum sector to develop effective strategies for collecting, preserving, representing, and interpreting popular music.
Set up in early 2010 the Crescent Network is an informal forum for early career researchers to develop their public engagement skills.