The Events Office develops and enhances the University’s reputation through the conception, planning, development and delivery of a professional events management strategy and public engagement programme.
As well as maintaining and developing regional, national and international partnerships with a range of organisations and influencers, the Events team delivers an events programme, including both corporate events and public engagement activities, and provides events management advice to staff in departments.
The team have developed and lead five key channels for public engagement:
The office also support Public Engagement with Science activities by organising an annual Science Trail for schools, and facilitating inter-disciplinary science engagement through the Science and Society Group.
Public engagement activities are important to both the University and to individual researchers. The reasons why the University believes passionately in engaging the public in our community and the reasons why academic participation in public engagement is important are various and can be characterised as follows:
Public engagement activities also support the University strategies in a variety of ways, including:
|Head of Events||Sarah Mitchell||01904 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Events Officer||Naomi Richards||01904 email@example.com|
|Events Officer (Mon, Tues, Thurs)||Portia Hewitt||01904 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Events Officer (Tues, Fri)||Katherine Leech||01904 email@example.com|
|Events Marketing Officer||Sue Abson||01904 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|York Festival of Ideas Officer||Caron Lett||01904 email@example.com|
|York Festival of Ideas Intern||Beth Prior||01904 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Other useful links
If you are planning a conference, please contact York Conferences
Are you a student wanting to get involved in public engagement? See the Research Excellence Training Team web pages for more info about: