Edinburgh Community Engagement Forum - Schools, Colleges, Nurseries, etc.

Monday, 13th August 2018 at 1:00pm
Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre –Doorway 1

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Welcome to the next meeting of the Edinburgh Community Engagement Forum!

This informal lunchtime session is open to all University staff and students, and members of the Students' Association. We welcome individuals to come share their experiences of working with educational organisations, including:

  • Schools
  • Nurseries
  • Colleges
  • Adult education, or other educational organisations

'Community engagement' is broadly defined for the purposes of the event, and could include:

  • Any sort of non-commercial relationship or activity
  • Partnering with an individual or organisation - public, private or voluntary - that is based in Edinburgh or the surrounding areas (including Fife, the Lothians and the Borders)
  • Something you do as part of your work/study, or in your own time (although we appreciate you may not wish to share the latter)

Event agenda

1-1.30pm Arrival, lunch

1.30pm-2.45pm Group 'show and tell' 

  • Jean-Christophe Denis - science engagement with schools/libaries
  • Margaret Petrie - online engagement
  • Julianne Reddin - Screen Education Edinburgh
  • Nicola Stock - Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre - creating an engaging campus
  • Laura Girdwood - Edinburgh Unit for Forensic Anthropology (EUFA) outreach and engagement activities 2017/2018
  • Dee Davison - Hosting Work Experience pupils (S5+), including college-wide initiative "Science Insights"
  • Anne Robertson - Delivering Digimap for Schools to primary and secondary schools across Great Britain
  • Rebecca Samaras - The Free Legal Advice Centre

2.45-3pm Final comments

Broader context of this event

The University approved a new community engagement strategy in May 2016. Aims of the strategy include:

  • Establishing a community engagement community of practice across the University
  • Developing a holistic overview of the University's community engagement relationships, so that staff, students and external partners can be better supported with funding, training, etc.

Dedicated community engagement staff are based within the Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh.


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Starts: Monday, August 13th 2018 at 1:00pm
Ends: 3:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
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Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre –Doorway 1
Medical School, Teviot
University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

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