Monday, 22 February 2010

Beacons for Public Engagement Initiative - survey UK higher education staff, and researchers

The Beacons for Public Engagement (BPE) initiative was launched by the UK Higher Education Funding Councils, Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust in January 2008.

Through building on and refining existing work and development of new practice, the initiative aims to:

* Encourage a change in HE culture as regards engaging with the public.
* Support the development of public engagement across all subject areas and activities.

There are six Beacons for Public Engagement including "Edinburgh Beltane" (Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh Napier, UHI Millennium Institute, Edinburgh College of Art, Queen Margaret)

This survey is to identify any changes in perceptions relating to public engagement and is for all staff working in UK higher education institutions or UK research institutes or centres.

Available Monday 15th February to Friday 2nd April 2010.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Maths for scientists meeting

26th May 2010,
Loughborough University

Informal meeting to allow participants to hear about developments in pre-university mathematics and also allow the sharing of approaches, resources and concerns.

No registration fee for this meeting for those working in UK HE; lunch and refreshments will be provided. More information at:

Developing Professional Skills for Physicists

12th May 2010,
University of Durham

A workshop organised jointly by the Physical Sciences Centre and the Institute of Physics (IOP) Higher Education Group (HEG).

The meeting will have input both from employers and the academic community.
There is no registration fee for those working in UK HE; lunch and refreshments will be provided.
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Physics Higher Education Conference (PHEC)

9th – 10th September 2010,
University of Strathclyde

The deadline for offers of workshops and oral presentations is 25th June 2010.
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Royal Society Education Research Fellowships 2010

Supported by The Ogden Trust and The Company of Actuaries Charitable Trust, the Royal Society to launch a new Education Research Fellowship scheme that seeks to improve the quality of educational research and practice in the UK.

The Ogden Trust will support a Fellowship in the field of physics education research.

The Company of Actuaries Charitable Trust will support a Fellowship in the field of mathematics education research.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 18 March 2010.
More information at