Would you like to share your research more widely?
The Rising Stars course offers training in public engagement and educational outreach for postgraduates, post-docs and early career academics at the University of Cambridge.
The course takes participants through the steps involved in planning, organising and delivering an interactive public engagement activity. By ‘public engagement’ or ‘outreach’, we mean engaging ‘non-specialists’ with your academic discipline. This might include school pupils, older people’s groups, youth clubs and the general public (it does not include other academics). You might engage people through, for example, workshops, discussions, hands-on demonstrations or re-enactments. We are particularly keen for participants to offer unusual, engaging activities rather than straight-forward talks.
This multi-disciplinary course consists of six half-day sessions and involves participation in one of the University's Festivals. Attendance at all sessions is required. Completion of the course counts as transferrable skills training. There is no charge for participants.
- Introduction to public engagement
- Communication skills and creating engaging content
- Creating innovative interactive and hands-on activities for public Festivals
- Essential event co-ordination; marketing, health & safety, event evaluation
Within the University calendar there are many opportunities to get involved in public engagement; Festivals, Museums and school events, media opportunities and more.
The next rising Stars public engagement course
The summer course runs from June to October, culminating in participation in the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The deadline for applications is Sunday 19 May 2019.
|Monday 3 June||10am-12.30pm|
|Monday 17 June||10am-12.30pm|
|Monday 24 June||10am-12.30pm|
|Monday 8 July||10am-12.30pm|
|Monday 30 September||10am-12.30pm|
|Saturday 19 October - Festival of Ideas||10am-5pm|
|Monday 21 October||10am-12.30pm|
Complete this form to apply for this round of Rising Stars.
Any queries, please email: RisingStars@admin.cam.ac.uk