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On Screen Talent Market

The On Screen Talent Market at Sheffield Documentary Festival is now open for applications.

This is an opportunity for experts who wish to present their subject on radio and TV. It consists of a morning of training led by TV presenters and executives, and an afternoon of curated meetings with producers, development producers and commissioners. It is designed to launch and further the careers of experts as new on screen talent.

The Festival will take place in Sheffield on Wednesday the 14th June.

For more information and to apply, please visit sheffdocfest.

Applications close on Friday 30 April 2017.

For advice, please contact the Impact & Engagement Team.


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PPI and Communication Workshop

Manchester Metropolitan University and the North West People in Research Forum invite you along to a communications workshop for public Involvement and Engagement. In conversation with public members and experienced researchers from across the region this event aims to generate discussion and ideas.

This event is aimed at researchers who have had some experience and interest in Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement and the content might be of particular interest to early career researchers.

Monday 20 March 2017 from 10:00am – 12:30pm.

Manchester Met, Birley Fields Campus.

For more information and to register attendance, please click HERE.


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Public Engagement Opportunity: age-friendly environments

Manchester Met has an exciting opportunity to work with the Ideal Home Show to design, develop and ‘stock’ an “age-friendly” show home for the 2018 exhibition in London and Manchester.

The visitor experience should be informed by research, so we are inviting the research community to contribute ideas to the project. What does your research say about ageing and/or the home environment for older people? How could your findings be visualised, expressed or explained through the show home’s design, its fixtures, fittings and furnishings, products, technologies, layout or materials? Could the project support your current research?

Masters Architecture students are already working on the project to develop designs for the show home. Led by a professional team of staff and consultants, they will follow the world-leading best practice which has been developed through the Manchester Age Friendly Neighbourhoods (MAFN) project. Students will co-design elements of the show home with local older people and community groups.

To find out more, please email the RKE Impact and Engagement Team.


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British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards

The British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Awards (BARSEAs) are designed to enable established early career academics to actively engage in the work of the Academy and to enhance their own skills and career development through the organisation of events, training, and mentoring activities for a wide range of other early career researchers. This also includes public engagement and policy engagement activities.

This scheme is not an offer of funding for research activity.

The grant maximum is £15,000 for one year.

Deadline for Applicants: 30th November 2016

For more information, please visit British Academy.


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Global Science Local Impact

Manchester Metropolitan University and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre presents “Global Science Local Impact” as part of Manchester Science Festival 2016. Hear how scientific grand challenges are connected to the citizens of Manchester, as world-leading European scientists work with researchers, students and artists to put big issues under the microscope.

Friday 21st October, 5.30pm

No.70 (ex-Cornerhouse), Oxford Road, Manchester

For more information and to register, please visit Global Science Local Impact.


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The Impact of Brexit on Creative Industries, Tourism and the Digital Single Market Inquiry

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has launched an inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market. The Committee are accepting written submissions on the below issues until 28 October.

  • Employment in the creative industries
  • Employment in tourism
  • The Digital Single Market
  • Intellectual Property
  • European Union funding

For more information and to send a send written submission, please visit parliament.uk