VC PER awards 2019

The 2019 Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Awards are now open. Words by Alun Edwards, from the post originally on the Flagship Activities pages.

Announcing The Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research (PER) Awards 2019

The Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research (PER) Awards recognise those who undertake high-quality engagement activities or have contributed to building capacity in this area. Entries are now OPEN for entries.

These Awards recognise those who undertake high-quality engagement activities or have contributed to building capacity in this area.

In 2016 colleagues in Academic IT entered what we thought was a shoe-in based around our activities around the First World War and the Fall of the Iron Curtain across all EU states. After attending the 2016 Awards, and being involved as a Judge for the 2017 Awards, I realise where we fell down. Our Project application was not strong enough. Our activities were ground-breaking, and engaged with a wide range of hard-to-reach groups of the public - but among a number of failings our measurements of impact were poor. We recommend you follow the Guidelines on the Web pages for the VC PER Awards.

This year up to 12 Awards will be made across three categories:

Projects

In 2017, the @UniofOxford VC PER Awards recognised academics for excellence in Public Engagement with Research across a range of research topics: from music to hillforts, antibiotics to penguins, and lions to libraries. Your project could be next!

Early career researcher

Are you an Early Career Researcher at Oxford who is passionate about Public Engagement with Research? Get the recognition you deserve!

Building capacity

Does your Department/ Faculty encourage and support Public Engagement with Research?

 

The 2019 winning entries will receive recognition for their achievements at the Awards Ceremony that will take place on Wednesday 10 July 2019. The winner of the VC's Choice Award will also be announced at the ceremony and receive a prize of £1,500. Closing date for entries: Tuesday 02 April at 1700 hrs.

The 2017 awards ceremony on YouTube:


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