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HUM Symposium: Are You Engaged? Wrap-up!

On the 16th of March, the UU Faculty of Humanities held a symposium on public engagement. We addressed questions about the benefits of public engagement, stakeholder relationship management and partner involvement, and also tried to define what public engagement exactly means. Besides interviews with great speakers and guests, there was plenty of room for input from the audience as well.

The event was organized by: Lauren Gould and Saskia Stevens (public engagement fellows), Marijn Struiksma (faculty open science ambassador), Femke Niehof (science communication advisor), Stephanie Helfferich, Erwin Maas (public engagement team UU), Martine Paulissen (coordination). You can find the program and a full list of speakers and their subjects below. Are you curious about the discussions we had? Join us in the final episode of ‘Are You Engaged’!

In the first segment, Lauren Gould and Lisanne van Weelden discussed research partner engagement, while in the second part Saskia Stevens and Wil Kuipers spoke about audience engagement. The third video involved Sanne Frequin, Saskia Stevens and Joel Anderson who discussed questions around public engagement. In the fourth episode, Iris Muis (project manager Utrecht Data School) and Madelijn Strick (public engagement researcher) hold a conversation about the impact of public engagement and relations in science. As the year 2022 is nearly coming to an end, it is time to do a wrap-up. Frank Miedema (Vice Rector of Research and Chair of the Utrecht University Open Science Programme) provides us with insights from the ‘Are You Engaged’ symposium and gives some suggestions for the (open science) future!

PS: Good news! You can now binge-watch the full ‘Are You Engaged’ series on our OSCU Youtube channel, so you can get engaged between all the festivities.

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