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Birkbeck Engaged Practice Symposium

Venue Birkbeck 30 Russell Square, 101
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Event description

This event will bring together Birkbeck researchers with an active interest in participation, involvement and collaboration with communities and publics, within research and knowledge production.

To support this engaged practice, sessions will be focused on sharing experience, networking, and exploring opportunities for funding. Researchers from across the Schools will talk about their projects; discuss their methodologies, challenges, and successes. We will also consider the future support that would be beneficial throughout the engaged research process.

This event is open to all Birkbeck researchers with an interest in dialogue with non-academic groups, throughout the lifespan of their research.



10.30 Registration opens

11.00 Keynote 
What is engagement for? 
Bella Starling 
Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow and Co-Director of Public Programmes at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11.30 Discussion
What is a university for? 
Paul Manners, National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement 
Julian Swann, Pro-Vice Master for Research, Birkbeck
Mary-Clare Hallsworth, Public Engagement Manager, Birkbeck

12.00 Shared Practice from Birkbeck researchers

13.00 Lunch

13.45 Funding

Speakers from:
- Birkbeck, Trusts & Foundations 
- Wellcome Trust
- UK Research and Innovation

14.30 Breakout session 1

- Ethics, Consent & Inclusion
- Outputs, Methodologies & Data
- Equitable Knowledge Production

15.10 Coffee

15.30 Breakout session 2 
Choose second topic

16.10 Plenary

16.45 Close