dS has won a national Engage Competition run by the National Co-coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). This is our 6th award in 2 years!
The winners were announced at the national Engage Competition Awards ceremony on 11 June at the Natural History Museum. The competition forms part of Universities Week, a week-long celebration of public engagement with research that is taking place across the UK from 9 June.
Being shortlisted for the NCCPE award is a remarkable achievement given that over 230 entries were received. Applications uncovered a broad range of high quality activity inspiring and involving public audiences, and covered a diversity of subjects – from exploring the universe to understanding the atomic world; from representations of childhood to supporting innovation in early years learning; from community organisations working alongside university researchers to using drama or comedy to animate research.
Professor Guy Orpen, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Bristol University and Chair of Bristol’s Engaged University Steering Group, said: “Engaging with society is a core part of our mission as a University and we value the contribution of our staff and students to these activities. As such, we are delighted to have three of our projects recognised as finalists in the NCCPE’s competition. They each embody an important facet of engagement: from involving people in the research process, to co-creating knowledge with local communities, and developing innovative engagement techniques.”