This event offered an inspirational and supportive space to exchange insights on broader aspects of research and career development, including approaches to generating research questions, writing research bids, and engagement with diverse public audiences both for research and sharing ideas. 

Featuring presentations and workshops from the wider Leapfrog team, the Summer School programme also welcomed a series of international speakers including Lady Rachel Cooper OBE, Dr Tom Wakeford, Stéphane Vincent, Lilas Ozanne, Ken Barnsley, Dr Cath Larkins, and Sue Flowers, who delivered keynotes and lightning talks across the event.
Areas for discussion included:

  • Participation and co-​production with communities
  • Methods and tools for community engagement
  • Engaging with diverse and minority communities
  • Approaches for capturing the value of effective community engagement
  • The challenges of evidencing impact of effective community engagement

The Summer School offered an inspirational and supportive space for a select network of ECRs to exchange insights on broader aspects of research and career development, including approaches to generating research questions, writing research bids, and dissemination to diverse public audiences, and to consider how they might work together in the future.

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