Dr Trevor Collins
Dr Trevor Collins, co-ordinator of the Engaging Research blog.

This is the Open University’s Engaging Research blog.  The aim of the blog is to raise the profile of:

Alongside the respective project websites we will also use the blog as a channel to keep people informed about progress.  But we hope the blog will be much more than that.

Public engagement with research and school-university partnership work means different things to different people.  We’re keen to start (or to continue) conversations about these related areas and the work we’ve already done with OU researchers.  The blog provides an online forum for some of these conversations.  At a basic level if you have comments about the project website, or about this blog, we'd love to hear from you.  And if you have resources that you've found valuable in the past, please contact us if you're interested in sharing them.  But we hope the blog will also provide a route through which you can help to shape and frame the work you think will be valuable for us to do going forwards.

Dr Ann Grand, one of the blog's editors

But don’t fret if you prefer a face-to-face conversation.  We’re happy to have those too and we’ll use the blog to advertise events and to take soundings for the types of activities you’d like to see in the future.

And we’ll be inviting guest posts from around the university.  This will provide a space for researchers to share and showcase their ideas and concerns about public engagement with research. 

The core editing group for the blog includes Trevor Collins, Ann Grand and Richard Holliman. If you would like to contribute to the blog, please contact the PER Catalyst team through Trevor Collins (email: trevor.collins@open.ac.uk).