New network launched for Public Engagement Professionals

Applications are now open for membership of the NCCPE's new network for public engagement professionals  (PEPs), which launches on the 1st of October.

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Inaugural PEP Network event

Our first event will be held in Liverpool, at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), on the 30th October, between 10.30-15.30.

Who's it for?

This network is aimed at public engagement professionals (or PEPs) working in professional services roles in higher education institutions (HEIs) or research institutes across the UK. Whether public engagement is formally part of their job description or not, this group tend to work in quite isolated contexts and face a series of common challenges in working to support the embedding of high quality public engagement within higher education institutions or research institutes. We also welcome those working in similar roles in the sector, working with HEIs, research institutes or funders to coordinate, support and facilitate public engagement.

All members are welcome to register for this event. 

What's involved?

This is the first of four events across the UK this year. Each event will provide a mixture of formal CPD - tailored for members at a variety of career stages and with a variety fo roles; structured networking and skills sharing; and, a chance to hear from the NCCPE and other invited experts about the latest developments in the sector.

In between these face-to-face events we will provide an online space where you can connect with peers and catch up on the learning from any events you've missed. We will also encourage and facilitate additional local and regional meetings.

In Liverpool, participants will get a chance to hear about the work of LJMU's Foundation for Citizenship from Director, Zia Chaudhry. We will explore the results of our Public engagement and REF 2021 consultation event that takes place in London on the 14th September; hear what the panel members and REF team had to say, and contribute your thoughts and feedback to help us shape our response. We'll also take a deep dive into evaluation, with a range of different options for those who are interested in top tips and methods to get started, or those who are keen to discuss and debate the latest issues, ideas and theories.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in attending, but not yet a member, please click the link below to apply now.

Become a member

Registered PEP Network members can book on to the event here:

Register for the Liverpool PEP Network Event