28 November 2016
Today QMUL were awarded the first NCCPE Engage Watermark at Gold Level, in our co-authored post we give the details of what the process involved and how it will inform the university and our public engagement strategy going forward.
10 November 2016
In October the Centre for the History of Emotions held an interactive experiment on people's emotional responses to music, inviting the audience to explore their own feelings during a range of performances. Here Helen discusses what the activity involved and they they discovered.
27 October 2016
In his guest post Robbie Shilliam discusses his research co-created with and through, rather than over and above, the Rastafari community. He covers the questions of what is the nature of co-creation, what do you need to bear in mind and what part does it play in research.
6 October 2016
On National Poetry Day Andrea Brady, Director of the QMUL Centre for Poetry gives the highlights and lessons from running Globe Road Festival, a three day event celebrating local and global poetic traditions in East London.
26 September 2016
Rebecca and Alex share their experiences of exhibiting at this year's Summer Science Exhibition, giving an idea of what it's like to demonstrate medicine at their 'CanBuild' stall to 5,000 people and giving some tips for future exhibitors.
29 July 2016
This summer there's a wide range of national funding opportunities for public engagement projects across all subjects and disciplines. In his round up blog Dan gives a range of those out there.
15 July 2016
In March Sam Smith was one of 45 scientists to take part in 'I'm a Scientist Get me Out of Here!', an online project that gives school students the chance to talk to real scientists. In his guest blog he tells us about how it felt and gives his tips to other aspiring participants.
1 July 2016
In their guest post QMUL Sustainability update us on some of the engagement activities they have carried out so far this year, with details of their involvement in community intiatives and the chance for you to as well.
17 June 2016
The inagural Festvial of Communities culminated on campus, featuring a wide range of events and activites, including the first iteration of Joints in Space, an interative workshop exploring how your bones are effected by space travel. In our guest post Tina tells us about her workshop.
10 June 2016
The Festival of Communities was a two week festival that sought to bring Tower Hamlets together in exploring living and learning in the borough. Following the final day, Dan talks about the exciting events and discussions the festival featured and the underlying reasons behind its creation.
3 June 2016
Sarah Gifford is a Community Engagement Officer working with the Centre for Public Engagement and the Life Sciences Initiative. She is leading on the organisation of the Festival of Communities, QMUL's first community-focused festival, starting on Saturday 21st May.
27 May 2016
On Saturday 21st May QMUL took over Stepney Green Park in Mile End to host the first Festival of Communities Fun-Day with a range of community partners and Tower Hamlets Council. Read our account of the day and what's ahead here.
20 May 2016
For International Clinical Trial Day, staff at the Blizard Institute created a video explaining the benefits to both research and the public. In our guest blog Isabelle Garvey goes into more detail about why it's important for the public to be aware of their importance.
13 May 2016
QMUL policy centre Mile End Institute recently co-hosted a series of events with UCL Public Policy on how to influence policy makers using your research. Here we repost the key findings from their first event, featuring speakers from Parliament, the chaity Sense about Science and The Royal Society.
6 May 2016
Find out about the Tower Hamlets Festival of Communities, a two-week festival which will celebrate and bring together communities in the East End through events, fun-days and interactive workshops and activities.
29 April 2016
Our latest blog post reposts an interview with Professor Peter McOwan, QMUL's Vice-Principal for Public Engagement and Student Enterprise. Here he talked to our QMUL People team about his public engagement and how it feeds into his research.
22 April 2016
Researchers at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences have recently acquired a lifesize cast of Tyrannosaurus rex skull to use in their outreach work. In his guest blog David Hone introduces us to 'Queenie' and how she is used to engage audiences.
15 April 2016
Indian Shakespeares on Screen will feature Talks, Screenings, Workshops and Movie Memorabilia between 27- 30 April 2016 to coincide with Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary. In her guest post Preti Taneja explains the underlying themes behind the festival and its ties to active research.
8 April 2016
BCI STARS offer a one-week intensive practical course in general research laboratory skills for year 12 students, running every year since 2013. In our latest guest blog post John Marshall explains how these are run, giving insights and practical tips, including an advice summary at the bottom of the post.
31 March 2016
This April there's a wide range of national funding opportunities for public engagement projects across all subjects and disciplines. In his round up blog Dan gives a range of those out there.
25 March 2016
The Child Migrant Stories project captures the stories of former child migrants as told by them. Eithne Nightingale conceived the project and in her guest post dicusses the journey it's taken her on, how it links to her research and how others can contribute.
11 March 2016
In our project spotlight we take a look at efforts to highlight the plight of bees within our east London community through demonstrating the importance and beauty of our native pollinators and how to create the resources they need.
4 March 2016
In the week of National Book Day Matt Rubery writes a guest blog on his exhibition of reading technologies designed for blind people and the key lessons he picked up during the project.
26 February 2016
In our guest blog post, originally posted on the Creativeworks London blog, Peter Mitchell takes us through the process of creating a collaborative exhibit and portfolio of educational resources with the Ragged School Museum in east London.
5 February 2016
In our last post Aysegul Dirik discussed the process of involving patients as researchers in her conceptual review. Following on from recruitment, she now talks more about the shape of her meetings, learning points and next steps.
15 January 2016
Aysegul Dirik involved patients and carers as lived experience researchers in her conceptual review into treatment of mental health. In the first of two guest posts she discusses the reasons behind this and how she went about setting up and recruiting for the posts.