Share your work and influence the future of the University's approach to community engagement
Monday June 4th 2018
St Cecilia's Hall
This event is an occasion where you can find out more about engagement between the University of Edinburgh and local community partners. It is also an invitation to get involved with influencing the future of the University's approach to community engagement. The event is taking place in the atmospheric St Cecilia's Hall, which has recently been opened full-time to members of the public.
Should I come?
This event is for people already involved in engagement between the University of Edinburgh and local community partners. You might be from a voluntary organisation that works with the University, an undergraduate student involved with an outreach project, a local authority employee, or University staff engaging local people with your research. This event is both a chance for you to share your work, if you wish, and to find out what others are doing. We also hope you will share your thoughts on the University's approach to community engagement.
How can I share my work?
We hope you will share your work through an informal, short talk to a small, friendly group. Storytelling training will be available to support you with this (but is not mandatory).
St Cecilia's Hall is on Niddry Street in Edinburgh's Old Town. It can be accessed both from the Royal Mile and the Cowgate . The venue is accessible to wheelchair users, but please note that Niddry Street is reasonably steep and has an uneven surface. Information for visitors who are on the autism spectrum can be found here.
Fancy a tour of St Cecilia's right now?
The St Ceclia's Hall app, available for both Android and Apple devices, gives you a virtual tour of the hall.
5.00-5.45pm Storytelling, venue tours and input into the University's future approach to community engagement
5.45-6.30pm Food and drink
6.30-7.00pm Presentation of the University's community engagement strategy and Social Impact Pledge
7.00-8.00pm Storytelling and input into the University's future approach to community engagement
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Monday, June 4th 2018
Ends: Monday, June 4th 2018 at 8:00pm
Bookings close: May 31st 2018
Bus: St Cecilia’s Hall is located just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and is a short walk from a number of bus stops. You can plan your trip using https://lothianbuses.co.uk/timetables-and-maps/route-maps.
Train: Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is less than a 10 minute walk away. Exit via Market Street and follow the signs to the Royal Mile.
Parking: Very limited on street parking is available on the Cowgate. The nearest car park is at the Radisson Blu hotel, entrance on Blackfriars Street and the car park for the Travelodge Edinburgh Central on St Mary’s Street. Alternative options include: NCP Car Park Edinburgh St John’s Hill and Waverley Station Car Park.
The nearest disabled parking bays are located in the Safestay Hostel.
For further information please see how to get here.
Coaches: You can find coach parking on Regent Road and Johnston Terrace. It costs £4 per hour and operates from 8.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday.