Knowledge Exchange is part of the University’s ambitious strategy, which defines how the University will be successful within a challenging and changing higher education environment. You will hear the term Knowledge Exchange a lot during your career, but what does it mean? Essentially, it means enabling research and academic challenge to make a difference in the real world, to work with external organisations and communities, and to get maximum value from research.
The University has a comprehensive guide at Knowledge Exchange Intranet (accessible only to staff). This site hosts a wealth of information on knowledge exchange, including sections such as What is KE?, KE Funding & Opportunities and Impact. The KE intranet is the first port of call for all academics seeking to engage in knowledge exchange.
British Interactive Group (STEM Communications Network) - A skills sharing network for individuals involved in the communication of STEM, who run regular events and training courses.
British Science Association - Coordinates, delivers and oversees a number of projects and programmes aimed at engaging more people with science.
Concordat for Engaging the Public in Research - Access the Concordat document and UKRI guidance on Embedding Public Engagement.
International Association for Public Engagement - Work to promote and improve the practice of public participation.
Involve - A public participation charity which provides support for organisations that are seeking to engage people.
JISC Digital Media - Useful resources and guides on Open Access and more.
LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog - Some fantastic resources, such as sections on Twitter and Podcasting.
National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) - A useful site which describes what public engagement is and why it matters, along with a number of useful resources for Researchers, including tools to enable Researchers to get involved in Public Engagement and Easy Ways to Get Started.
Participation Compass - This tool provides practical information for those working to involve people. By registering you can add methods, cases, library resources, news and experts to their database.
Research Councils - All Research Councils provide specific resources relating to research impact and knowledge exchange.
Wellcome Trust - A useful section for Researchers on engaging the public in research, along with a helpful guide to Working with the Media.