Posted on: 31st January, 2014
25th January, 2012
The Culture Capital Exchange hosted a series of informal seminars entitled The Rules of Engagement aimed at assisting academic researchers communicate their research in a range of public situations and media. Topics covered included expressing complex ideas in an accessible way, making the most of networking, top tips on public speaking, blogging, tweeting, and presenting yourself and your ideas to the media. The Rules of Engagement included a Public Engagement Programme, which comprised of three early evening training sessions at Somerset House, with wine and nibbles provided. The public engagement events were free to members of The Culture Capital Exchange and could each hold 30 attendees. The sessions were facilitated by an impressive group of acclaimed cultural leaders and entitled Engaging in non-academic contexts, Communicating with non-academic groups and Broadcasting your ideas.
Contributors/Speakers: Zoe Laughlin, The Institute of Making; Julie Farrar, organisational development specialist; Geoff Colman, Central School of Speech and Drama; Ayla Lepine, The Courtauld Institute; Anya Matthews, PR professional; Vicky Jepson, TV producer and media trainer.
An all female Masters team from @UniKent tackled the issue of #plasticpollution at @Show__Code Athena Hack. The team developed an app ‘Plastix’ based on the augmented reality, machine learning and image recognition features. cs.kent.ac.uk/news.html?view… #womenintech pic.twitter.com/IkFO1VKYoU