RSA Engage is a series of events providing a platform for Fellows to connect with each other, whilst exploring how you can support the RSA and participate as a Fellow.
Through short pitches, each event showcases the achievements of those who are turning their ideas into action with a “call out” for the audience to share their skills and support. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or to get involved with local, early stage projects designed to address social challenges, this is an opportunity to engage with the Fellows behind the ideas.
Meet local Fellows and RSA staff
Through facilitated networking, the evening presents an opportunity to make new connections and spark collaboration within the Fellowship, whilst finding out more about activity in your local area.
This will be an interactive, standing event, though limited seating may be available. Nibbles and drinks will be available on arrival. These Fellowship events are free to attend, but due to their popularity we ask that you please register in advance via the 'book now' button at the top of the page.
We welcome non-Fellows who support the work of the RSA and are interested in finding out more information.
If you have any questions, please contact Richard Pickford.
Location: Auditorium, Rise Manchester, 231 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN
The RSA is a network of Fellows. By agreeing to participate in this event you agree to the sharing of your name and organisation with other delegates at the event so that they can contact you through MyRSA, our online portal. If you do not wish your name and organisation to be shared then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North’s digital economy is thriving. Can it be a new lynchpin for the region? Or is it destined like other tech clusters to become a siloed sector? RSA Associate Director of Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing, Benedict Dellot, discusses the findings of a recent RSA and Tech North report, and argues that the North’s Digital Powerhouse can set a new standard for the tech community.
Sally Ann Marsh (Warnes)
Progress for All, All, All
Sally Ann Marsh, an Advanced Skill Teacher of Secondary Science, created Progress for All, All, All in September 2012. It is a pedagogical strategy to facilitate evidencing good/outstanding teaching, learning and pupil progression in lessons and over time against QTS Standards.
Manchester Social Enterprise City
George Konsta created a research project to identify social enterprises in the area of Manchester in order to identify their demographics and underlining needs. Their ultimate goal is to define a set of objectives based on these needs in order to work on and implement solutions.
The Northern Powerhouse: Where do market towns fit in
Kate Dodgson is project officer and author of the above Fellow-led report. The report focuses on how developing new ways of working, which make more effective use of skills, is key not only to increasing productivity, but strengthening community capital, improving personal health, wealth and prosperity and reducing environmental impact.
Epic Step Coferences for Children
Alison Edmonds is Founder and Director of Epic Steps, a 3-year community-based learning journey for children betweeen 10 and 12 years old. Their aim is to develop awareness and values around leadership, careers and social responsibility through creative thinking and responsible decision-making.
Tech North Advocates
Volker Hirsch is co-founder of Tech North Advocates, a non-profit private-sector voice for technology companies in the North of England. The tech ecosystem in the North is less organised and integrated than London's. With technology companies providing the highest percentage of job growth, a voice for the North is needed to maximise opportunities.
Mark Ashmore, Founder of the studio Future Artists will present his new project, an innovation platform based on Chapel street, open for the Manchester and Salford creative community. It provides the means to show and tell, allow low cost meeting space for up to 100 people, and is a long term innovation lab for the arts and entrepreneurs.