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Public Engagement with Research

Roadshow Awards 2016

The annual review, celebration and awards for the Bringing Research to Life Roadshow took place on Thursday 17th November 2016.

The Awards were presented by Professor S. Mark Spearing, Vice President (Research & Enterprise), Chair of the Engaged University Steering Group.

Innovation and Development Award

Roadshow Awards 2016

Hannah Bruce Macdonald accepting the Innovation & Development Roadshow Award on behalf of the Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences Centre for Doctoral Training

Collaboration/External Partner Award

Roadshow Awards 2016

Dr Alison Hill (Southampton Solent University) receiving the Collaboration/External Partner Roadshow Award from Dr Tony Curran, Roadshow Co-ordinator

RESEARCH COMMUNICATOR AWARDS

From the Award citation: "This researcher is someone we noticed early in the year who had a great way with questions and worked well with people of all ages."

From the Award citation: "Chihiro joined an experienced engagement team and settled in very quickly, becoming a valued member of the team – it’s very clear that the public find [her] easy to talk to about complex ideas "

From the Award citation: "[she] works on what might be seen by some as a ‘difficult’ topic for research engagement but who manages to share the joy of her research with anyone lucky enough to hear what she has to say. She is also a natural science (well, maths) busker and in part this award is to recognise that skill."

From the Award citation: "... relatively new to engagement activities but who took it to like the proverbial duck to water. It’s quite a skill to present with the same level of enthusiasm and attention to questions at both ends of a busy day – but [Matt] had a well-thought-through summary of his research and kept it fresh all the time he was ‘live’."

Award citation: "One of a growing pool of people from across the University who have found the Roadshow experience so worthwhile that they offer their time beyond their own immediate specialisms. ... Consistently able to give engaged and considered responses to both the most direct and the most left-field questions, this person brings a natural enthusiasm to the Roadshow. ... a brilliant all-round communicator."

CREATIVE ACTIVITY DESIGN AWARD

From the Award citation: "... a team who have been with us for a couple of years but brought something new, creative, educational, engaging and downright fun to 2016 – this award goes to the Materials team for their Candy Crusher."

BEST HOST AWARD

From the Award citation: "... for the third year running the Best Host Award 2016 goes to the Winchester Science Festival."

BEST COLLABORATION/EXTERNAL PARTNER AWARD

OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT AWARD

INNOVATION & DEVELOPMENT AWARD

WOW FACTOR/IMPACT AWARD

From the Award citation: "... The winning team this year also make a point of focusing on finding smart ways to measure and evaluate the impact of what they’re doing. So in recognition of their overall approach, and specifically for the suite of activities they brought to Cheltenham Science Festival, the NAMRIP team.”

BEST ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY AWARD

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