When it comes to providing public engagement training we often come across similar challenges. A common issue that comes up is keeping in touch with training participants after the session(s). This can help you to measure the impact of your training, as well as to develop relationships with and between participants going forward. Here are … More Top-Tips for Addressing a Lack of Post-Training Follow-Through Amongst Staff and Student Participants
A list of regional and national networks public engagement professionals have found useful … More Just a few networks…
When it comes to providing public engagement training we often come across similar challenges. Drop-out rates and how to get people into the room in the first place is possibly the most common of these challenges. Here are some tips from our members on how best to tackle these. If you know of any others … More Top-Tips for Tackling Training Drop-Out Rates
For the second London PEN reading group we chose to look at articles published in the most recent Research for All … More Reading Group: Thoughts on Knowledge Hierarchy and Collaborations
Amy Seakins, Evaluation Coordinator at Imperial College London and Lizzy Baddeley, Public Engagement Coordinator at UCL, ran the first London PEN reading group in August, here they summarise some of the discussions. … More Discussing the ‘State of Play’
By Kimberley Freeman, Executive Officer for Public Engagement, and Manager of the Centre for Public Engagement at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). “No-one really knows, right?” Actually, we have a pretty good idea what we mean when we talk about public engagement, but this topic of conversation still seems to crop up on a … More What is public engagement anyway?
Michael Eades from the School of Advanced Study shares his thoughts on public engagement in the humanities from his experiences working on the Being Human festival of the humanities. … More Public Engagement in the Humanities: the National Landscape
London PEN members Daniel Taylor and Tadhg Caffrey give us the organisers’ view on running awards for public engagement from their universities, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and University College London (UCL). … More Experiences in Holding Public Engagement Awards
As ever, the Engage conference in November last year was packed with loads of great sessions from people all across the sector. We were there for the first time as members of the London Public Engagement Network and had the advantage of being able to work together to see and learn as much as possible over … More Top Ten of Engage 2016
Hello and welcome to the London Public Engagement Network’s blog! We’re planning on using this space to keep a record of the useful and interesting information we come across, as well as sharing some of the learning and expertise the group has collected. It is a space for constructive honesty and focused discussion. This blog … More Post Number 1!