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We help universities engage with the public

Bespoke training

Our interactive courses support participants to develop fresh thinking and new skills

The NCCPE offers a range of training opportunities to support the development of high quality engagement work; whether you are a researcher, engagement professional or senior leader, we have something for you.

We focus on working with institutions and organisations to deliver on-site training for groups of up to 40. Please complete this enquiry form [tbc] or contact claire6.wood@uwe.ac.uk to discuss your training needs.

From time to time we may also offer open courses, subject to demand. Scroll down to join our NCCPE mailing list and be among the first to hear.

Course themes

  • Excellence in Engagement
    • Beginners' Guide to Public Engagement

    • Suitable for: researchers, research managers, public engagement professionals
    • Length: one day
    • This interactive workshop offers delegates the opportunity to explore the key ingredients needed to develop a high quality public engagement activity
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    • High Quality Public Engagement 

    • Suitable for: researchers, research managers, public engagement professionals
    • Length: one day
    • An opportunity for delegates who already have some experience of public engagement to extend their practice and develop their skills
  • Funding
    • Funding for Public Engagement

    • Suitable for: researchers, research managers, public engagement professionals
    • Length: half day
    • This course inspires and equips researchers to gain funding and support for their engagement work, including mapping the funding landscape, exploring costs, and writing a compelling bid
  • Impact
    • Lessons from the REF

    • Suitable for: research managers, impact managers, public engagement professionals
    • Length: one day
    • A course that examines the role of public engagement in delivering impact, including exploration of REF 2014 case studies, hallmarks of quality impact generation and evidence, and implications for practice
  • Evaluation
    • Evaluation for Researchers

    • Suitable for: researchers, research managers, public engagement professionals
    • Length: one day
    • This interactive workshop will encourage you to think about why evaluation is important and what it can tell you; ideal for those looking to increase their confidence in using evaluation and develop a robust evaluation plan
    • Evaluation Masterclass

    • Suitable for: researchers, research managers, public engagement professionals
    • Length: half day
    • Designed for those with experience of evaluation, this advanced course enables delegates to explore how to use evaluation effort to best effect in informing work, improving practice, and evidencing impact
  • Partnerships and Stakeholders
    • Building Sustainable Partnerships

    • Suitable for: researchers, research managers, public engagement professionals
    • Length: one day
    • This course equips participants to realise the potential of different types of partnership by exploring how to develop strategic relationships, good practice principles and establishing mutually beneficial ways of working

Why train with us?

  • Tried and tested training - our training has been developed through an extensive process of piloting and evaluation to ensure that it meets the needs of participants
  • Knowledge and experience - as the national centre, the NCCPE draws upon a breadth and depth of prior experience
  • Networks, connections, and resources - our place within the public engagement with research landscape is unique; as such we are well-placed to signpost delegates to a range of networks, both local and national, and draw upon our connections with funders and policy makers to ensure that our training speaks to current agendas

Costs

  Group size 1-20 Group size 21-40 Development time*
Full day £950 £1600 £350
Half day £600 £950 £200

* adapts the course specifically to your context/setting