Striking a CoRD: Designing Public Engagement Resources

How do we help researchers engage?The Vitae Midlands and North West Hubs are pleased to report that the recent Vitae CoRD meeting was an over whelming success. This one day
collaborative meeting inspired and enhanced the public engagement training
available for researchers in UK Higher Education Institutions through providing attendees with the opportunity to:

  • hear from speakers from a range of organisations talk about their experiences of delivering learning and development activities
  • be involved in peer to peer discussions about how these experiences can be transferred to developing public engagement in their institution
  • access other practitioners and experts to share practice on developing researchers skills in public engagement
  • gain creative techniques that can be immediately integrated into their training activities with researchers
  • explore collaborative opportunities to develop new public engagement training materials for use with researchers.


Delegates were provided with copies of the Vitae publication ‘The Engaging Researcher’, the Vitae Public Engagement Lens on the RDF and also given an opportunity to hear about the Vitae course ‘The Engaging Researcher’. focused their afternoon discussions around the themes of online resource development, blogging and evaluating for impact. Delegates were asked to join the Vitae Connections Forum, a discussion group to enable those who develop researchers to share practice, identify collaborations and discuss topics of interest.

If you would like to know more about the meeting, join the forum or contribute ideas please contact Kate Mahoney at the Midlands Hub or Emma Gilaspy at the NW Hub.


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