The University of Southampton

Useful links and contacts

National contacts for training, funding, advice and more

National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE): www.publicengagement.ac.uk

Wellcome Trust (regular large and small scale funding calls): www.wellcome.ac.uk

RCUK Public Engagement: www.rcuk.ac.uk/pe

The Brilliant Club (WP scheme taking researchers into schools to teach EPQs): www.thebrilliantclub.org

Searchable database of REF 2014 impact case studies (for help with grant writing, funding proposals and impact evaluation): www.impact.ref.ac.uk/CaseStudies/

E.g. University of Southampton REF 2014 impact case study, ‘Public engagement with deep ocean research’: www.impact.ref.ac.uk/CaseStudies/CaseStudy.aspx?Id=42992

Wellcome Trust report ‘Factors Affecting Public Engagement By Researchers’: www.wellcome.ac.uk/PERSurvey

Speakezee (national network of academic speakers for public engagement and news feed of live public events): www.speakezee.org

 

University of Southampton — Making Contact

Tip: Making Contact With Schools

The university is already working in partnership with over 300 schools & colleges through its ITE teacher training courses. Strong relationships have been built up and staff know each other well so they are a great first port of call!

Southampton Education School ITE — Existing Partnerships with Schools:

Primary: 023 8059 6231, Secondary: 023 8059 2413, FE: 023 8059 3564

Web: www.southampton.ac.uk/education/postgraduate/itt.page

Email: partnership@southampton.ac.uk

Public Engagement with Research Unit: 023 8059 4189 (internal extension 24189)

Web: www.southampton.ac.uk/per

Email: peru@southampton.ac.uk

Postal address: Room 2052, Bldg 27, The University, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Student Ambassador Scheme: 023 8059 9010 (internal extension 29010)

Web: www.southampton.ac.uk/studentambassadors

Email: ambassador@southampton.ac.uk

Tip: Making contact with the University

Each faculty and a lot of subject/research groups have their own outreach teams — searching ‘soton outreach’ in an online search engine brings up links to the most active subject-specific public engagement & outreach teams. You can also go to the faculty/subject/research group website and look for the ‘outreach’ tab (you may have to press the right-hand arrow as it it often the last tab!).

E.g. School of Chemistry: www.southampton.ac.uk/chemistry/outreach/index.page

Faculty of Engineering & the Environment:  www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/index.page

Schools and Colleges Outreach, WP & Recruitment Team: 023 8059 4737 (ext. 24737)

Web: www.southampton.ac.uk/schools-colleges        

Email— Pre 16: outreach@southampton.ac.uk

Email— Post 16: liaison@southampton.ac.uk

 

Southampton — Training and Development

MSLC — STEM CPD for teachers & technicians in the South East: 023 8059 8810

(internal extension 28810)

Web: www.southampton.ac.uk/mslc

Email: mslc@southampton.ac.uk

Fax: 02380 598811

Postal address: Mathematics and Science Learning Centre, Level Three, Building 29, The University of Southampton, Highfield , Southampton SO17 1BJ

 

CHEP (Formerly ILIaD) — UoS professional development & enhanced learning team

Web: www.southampton.ac.uk/iliad

Professional Development: 023 8059 3471 (internal extension 23471)

Email: iliaddev@southampton.ac.uk

Student education and MOOC enquiries: 023 8059 3253 (internal extension 23253)

Email: iliad@southampton.ac.uk

 

Doctoral College — UoS doctoral training & researcher development: 023 8059 3253

Web: www.southampton.ac.uk/doctoral-college

Email: doctoral-college@southampton.ac.uk

Postal address: Doctoral College, University of Southampton, University Road,

Southampton SO17 1BJ

 

PERu training opportunities, both internal (book via Gradbook and/or Staffbook) and external: 023 8059 4189 (internal extension 24189)

Web: www.southampton.ac.uk/per/support/training.page

Email: peru@southampton.ac.uk

Postal address: Room 2052, Bldg 27, The University, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ

 

 

Winchester Science Centre — training for STEM Ambassadors and CPD for teachers

Web: www.winchestersciencecentre.org

Email: stemnet@winchestersciencecentre.org 

Bright Club — where researchers become comedians! Public engagement, comedy writing and public speaking training opportunities

Web: www.brightclubsouthampton.wordpress.com

Email: brightclubsoton@gmail.com

Watch previous performances on youtube!

More Public Engagement in Southampton!

The Science Room @ The Art House: www.sciroom.org

Researchers’ Café: www.southampton.ac.uk/per/university/researchers_cafe.page

Ask the Expert and Explore with US talks and workshops:

www.southampton.ac.uk/schools-colleges/subject-specific-talks.page