Updates from MVLS Engagement Team

Find out the latest from our college MVLS Engagement Team, Alison Caldecott and Suzanne McEndoo, including funding opportunities and events.

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News

Glasgow Science Festival 2022: Glasgow's Making Waves, 02 to 12 June 2022

This summer’s festival programme has been launched – browse the fabulous array of wave-themed events, activities, and talks. Most are free with both in-person and online Science on the sofa activities. Glasgow Science Festival 

Funding 

 Glasgow Knowledge Exchange (GKE) Fund

Reminder that applications to the GKE Flexible Fund, with awards between £2,000–£30,000 has a deadline 11am on Wednesday 01 June 2022. The GKE Small Grants Fund, with awards up to £2,000, is open to applications at any time and reviewed at the end of the month in which they are submitted. The MVLS Engagement team are always happy to discuss any public engagement funding applications. Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund 

MVLS Engagement with Research Fund

Offering flexible awards (up to £2500) to all MVLS staff and postgraduate research students, in support of research-related public engagement activity and skills development. We are happy to work with researchers to develop engagement applications to this - and any fund.  Applications are welcome at any time when the fund is open with a 10 day decision period. The fund is open to applications until 28 June 2022 MVLS Engagement with Research Fund 

Training/resources

PPIE new website

Our MVLS Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) group has produced a new website offering some exciting new online resources for all those interested in this exciting area of engagement. 

SWEA Online Training Sessions – 07 June 2022

Going Back to In-person Events 07 June 2022 at 1000–1200hrs - Online session

This FREE online digital interactive workshop aims to inform researchers and academics about what they need to consider before re-engaging with communities in person. The information in this workshop will be largely based on Aberdeen Science Centre's experiences before, through, and after the pandemic.

ScotPEN Annual Gathering 27 June 2022

UofG is hosting this FREE annual event for ScotPEN public engagement professionals at the ARC, and the in person day will feature sessions dedicated to skills development, networking, and sharing of good practice.

We would be delighted to welcome all members of our UofG public engagement community but if you are not currently aware of ScotPEN, and uncertain if this event is for you, please feel free to get in touch with the MVLS Engagement Team MVLS-Engage@glasgow.ac.uk

Public engagement events/opportunities 

ARCadia Launch Festival

The Advanced Research Centre (ARC) Launch programme will run from 16 to 30 September 2022 and will celebrate the public opening of our flagship new building. The deadline for event applications to support Arcadia is 31 May 2022. MVLS engagement team would be happy to discuss or support any applications. ARCadia Application 

"What makes viruses tick?"

Support our exciting new project with your tick sighting information. Led by the Brennan Lab at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, this community engagement project aims to raise awareness of ticks and tick-borne diseases across Scotland.

If you, someone you know, or your pet has been bitten by tick, help our researchers by heading over to this website to submit your sightings. What makes viruses tick? 

MVLS Engagement Team
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow

Website www.gla.ac.uk/mvls-engage    
Twitter @UofGMVLSEngage  
Email MVLS-Engage@glasgow.ac.uk 
Yammer MVLS Engage Yammer group for staff and students 


First published: 19 May 2022