The role and benefits of a publicly engaged university - RSA

The role and benefits of a publicly engaged university

Fellowship events / Online


Online (via Zoom)

Join us for a lively and interactive discussion in collaboration with the School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University (BCU).

We'll be exploring the role universities can play in community engagement, research and co-creating solutions to societal challenges.

In this conversation we bring together RSA Fellows, community activists, voluntary, community, local authority and researchers to explore together:

  • The role and benefit of university-community engagement
  • What does post-Covid-19 public engagement look like?
  • How can we move closer to co-owned-research that is led by and that benefits local communities?
  • Examples we can share of democratically meaningful co-created solutions

There will be opportunities during the event for Q&As.

Speakers include Aftab Rahman, Director of Legacy WM, and Sophie Wilson, Director of Research, Birmingham Voluntary Services Council and Professor Harris Beider, Birmingham City University.

This event is free to attend and open to all including Fellows, friends, and colleagues interested in supporting and learning about the work of the RSA and BCU.

Taking part in RSA online events

For our interactive online events, the RSA uses the platform Zoom. We have found it simple for participants to use while also providing the necessary functionality for an engaging online event.

To participate in the event, you will need to register for a ticket to receive the bespoke link to join. You will be sent detailed instructions via email closer to the event. Attendees will need to register for a free Zoom account and download their software. To understand more about how Zoom uses your data, please read their Privacy Policy in advance.

We record many of our online events. By attending this online event you accept that you may appear in RSA videos as a participant. Our intention is to use any recording of this event for learning purposes and to document the content of the discussion. Currently we do not have plans to share this recording publicly but may do so in the future.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected].

Upon registering for the event, you will receive the bespoke Zoom link in your order confirmation email. On the day of the event, please note that latecomers will not be admitted 15 minutes after the start time of the event for security purposes.