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University of Birmingham - PER Day 2019

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University of Birmingham - PER Day 2019


PER Day, our thought-provoking and inspiring annual conference of Public Engagement with Research (PER) is back for it's 5th year! The event will be a fantastic opportunity to reflect on half a decade of amazing activity and more importantly, to generate new contacts, spark ideas and hone your skills to ensure that 2019 is our most engaed year yet. After 4 previous sell-outs, we've moved venue for 2019 to the Bramall Concert Hall so that all keen engagers can get involved. This event is primarily aimed at University of Birmingham researchers and covers a range of experience levels, with workshops numbered accordingly (in each practical session 1 is most suitable for beginners). Although our core audience is UoB researchers, in another first, this year we we will officially be welcoming any interested external guests at the subsidised price of £20 per head. 

*DRAFT PROGRAMME - SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

09:30 – Registration

10:00 – Welcome and Where are we now?  With Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement with Science

10:30 – What can I do and how? Update from the UoB PER Team

10:45 – Break time – check out our walls for inspiration, PER classifieds and 2019 PER pledges

11:15 – PER Skills 1 – choice of 3 workshops:


Show and Tell Fishbowl! BYOP (bring your own PER) round robin event 

How was it for you? Confessions of Secret Shoppers and how they evaluate

Public Engagement Activism - How to change the world through PER 


12:30 – Lunch and networking

13:15 – Plenary: The Trials and Triumphs of Innovation Guests TBC. Followed by an interactive interdisciplinary game with a chance to win funding!

14:30 – Break time and sign-up session

14:45 – PER Skills 2 – choice of 3 workshops:


Putting the Evidence into Everyday - How to tackle misinformation with Dr Keith Brain and Sense About Science

That’s Not Really Funny - Comedy for Engagement

Lapworth Lates: the story of a new collaborative PER Project with PER Team and Lynnebec


16:00 – Summing up and Award Presentations - Including the presentation of our 2018 winner of the Alice Roberts PGR Award for Excellence in PER and the announcement of our first ever winner of the Light of Understanding Award

16:30 – Networking and discussion time - Make new PER friends and chat to speakers and guests

17:30 – Event ends / adjourn to the afterparty 



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