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The University of Southampton
Public Engagement with Research

Capacity Building and Culture Change Projects

We were one of 12 institutions selected by RCUK for funding within their 2017 SEE-PER Call.  Our project was one of five selected to address specific PER support challenges, in order to expand existing knowledge of 'what works'.

SEE-PER Southampton: 'Enhancing the take up of training and CPD for PER, and the quality of provision. What are the barriers which lead to low uptake of training, and how might these be addressed?'

(October 2017 - December 2019)

This project brought together colleagues from the Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu), the Centre for Higher Education Practice (CHEP), and researchers and academic staff working within various disciplinary themes, in collaborative work to:

Publication of the final report for this project is expected during 2020; more information in the meantime is available via the NCCPE.

Catalyst Seed Fund (CSF)

In 2015 we were one of ten universities selected by RCUK for targetted support to embed a culture of public engagement with research into their institutions. Our Catalyst Seed Fund Project ran in two stages:

Stage 1

(August 2015 - September 2016)

Stage 2

(October 2016 - September 2017)

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