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Access and Engagement Development Week

Seminars and colloquia
Both online and in the University Parks
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The annual event to showcase, share and celebrate all things Access and Engagement! 

The timetable for the event is presented below. More information will be published in the next couple of weeks. Please register your interest  for the sessions using the link at the bottom of the page. We will send out the joining links in advance of the sessions

Monday 4 October 2021 

13:30 - 14:00: Engagement at Oxford Physics: what, why and how (Dr Sian Tedaldi and Lena Shams)

Come along to find out about how we can support you with your PER (public engagement with research). Hear about the work that the Department is doing to engage and support under-represented groups and learn about how to get involved. This session will be particularly useful if you are new to Oxford or PER.

14:00 - 14:30: Access to Oxford Physics: the stats and the programme (Dr Kathryn Boast)

Who applies to study Physics at Oxford and who makes it? We will take a close look at the admissions statistics in this session and present the current Access to Oxford Physics Programme. We will also discuss our future plans to help ensure Oxford Physics is open to all.

Tuesday 5 October 2021

13:30 - 17:15 (drop-in): Graduate adventures in PER (Graduate students on the Public Engagement with Research Grad Course)

Come and hear from the DPhil students about their public engagement projects and activities as part of the Department's PER Grad Course. Featuring top tips and advice for others. Draft timetable can be downloaded below. 

Wednesday 6 October 2021

13:30 - 14:10: Safeguarding for outreach: what you need to know (Dr Sian Tedaldi)

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. In this session you will learn about the Department's step-by-step procedure for keeping everyone safe when doing access and engagement work. The information covered in this session is essential for people who plan to lead their own engagement activities and for those who will take part in longer-term or unsupervised engagement activities with young people. 

Thursday 7 October 2021

14:00 - 15:00: How to be a good (online) mentor (Dr Tom Hird)

Details to be confirmed

Friday 8 October 2021 

12:00 - 13:30: Picnic in the Park

Join the Access and Engagement Team for a picnic in the park. This is an informal opportunity for members of the physics department to chat to others about your plans for engagement or to find out how to get started. Bring yourself and some lunch. Cake will be provided!

Timetable for Graduate adventures in PER (draft)