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Staff Webchat: Relaunch of Kent Public Engagement Network

Are you interested in engaging with a world outside of academia? Would you like to find out how colleagues are using film, festivals and a myriad of other ways to engage with lay audiences or policy makers? Perhaps you’d like to improve your media skills or learn more about different communities and how to reach them. If so then please join us on Wednesday 15 December from 14.00 – 15.30 for a staff webchat focusing on the relaunch of Kent’s Public Engagement Network (KPEN).

To join the webchat, please complete this sign-up form

KPEN is an informal space where academics, researchers and professional service staff can come together to discuss engagement in all its various and glorious forms. Offering a central hub for engagement, KPEN is designed to enable us to work together to improve and guide our practice and offer a safe space to support and encourage each other.

At the re-launch we will present our new public & community engagement website together with training opportunities coming up in the New Year and the introduction of weekly advice surgeries. There will be an open forum discussion where you can have your say about the way you’d like KPEN to be shaped and any other ideas or thoughts you might have around the field of engagement.

The session will be led by Kent’s Director of Engagement, Philip Pothen alongside the University’s Public & Community Engagement Officer, Jill Hurst.

It should be an informative and enjoyable session and we encourage as many of you to come along as possible. If you have any questions contact Jill Hurst.