Training Guides

Researcher’s Guide to Engagement

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This self-completion guide has been designed for researchers who are new to, or have some experience of public engagement. It will allow you to:

  • explore how public engagement can benefit you, your research, and the public with whom you engage
  • discover the range of activities you can use to engage the public with your research
  • understand the benefits of working with cultural organizations
  • investigate the needs of different publics, explore potential engagement challenges, and identify solutions for overcoming them
  • put your knowledge and skills into action to design and plan a public engagement activity.

You can work through the guide independently or use it as a trigger for discussion with your supervisor or fellow researchers

Download the¬†Researcher’s Guide to Engagement (2MB)

Researcher’s Guide to Placements

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This self-completion guide has been designed for researchers who are new to, or have some experience of research placements. It will allow you to:

  • explore how research placements can benefit you, your research, and the public with whom you engage
  • discover the range of placement opportunities available
  • understand the benefits of working with cultural organisations
  • design meaningful placements which directly benefit your research and the cultural organisation with whom you work
  • reflect on the research placement process and identify ways of applying the knowledge gained in your research, and other contexts

You can work through the guide independently or use it as a trigger for discussion with your supervisor, cultural organisation or fellow researchers.

Download the Researcher’s Guide to Placements (2MB)

Cultural Partners’ Guide to Placements

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This self-completion guide has been designed for cultural organisations who are new to, or have some experience of working with researchers. It will allow you to

  • explore how research placements can benefit your organisation, and the public with whom you engage
  • discover the range of placement opportunities which can be offered to researchers
  • understand the benefits of working with researchers
  • design meaningful placements which directly benefit your organisation and the researchers with whom you work
  • reflect on the research placement process and identify ways of applying the knowledge gained in your organisation, and other contexts

You can work through the guide independently or use it as a trigger for discussion with your supervisor, cultural organisation or fellow researchers.

Download¬†Cultural Partners’ Guide to Placements (2MB)