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Events and training

Here you will find details of events and training which exist across the Faculty for staff, students and Public Contributors involved in Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE).

Annual Events 

Event Description Register
PPIE celebration event 

Staff, students and Public Contributors come together to celebrate the PPIE activities that have taken place within the Faculty. It includes the Outstanding Contribution to PPIE Awards, which recognise the inspirational and dedicated commitment to PPIE in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. These awards are open to Public Contributors, staff, and students affiliated with the Faculty.

The event occurs annually in June/July.

To find out more or be added to the register of interests list for the event please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk 

Meet the staff, students and Public Contributors who have won at our Faculty PPIE awards: 

2019

2018

2017 

Community Festival

The community festival is a family-friendly event with a wide range of interactive activities taking place across The University of Manchester. 

The event occurs annually in June and is free to attend.

For information about previous events and upcoming details for this year’s event, visit the Community Festival webpage for details.
International Women’s Day

Every year the Faculty hosts an annual International Women's Day celebration event which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world.

The lecture features a different guest speaker every year. The event takes place in March and is free to attend.

To find out more or be added to the register of interests list for the event please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk

Read about the 2020 event

Irene Manton lecture

The lecture held in collaboration with The Linnean Society of London celebrates and commemorates the significant contribution made by women to the Natural Sciences.

The lecture features a different guest speaker every year. It is free to attend and is open to everyone, however we especially welcome A-level students with the hope of creating further interest in the study of natural sciences. 

To find out more or be added to the register of interests list for the event please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk 

Read about our 2019 event 

Training for Public Contributors

Training   Description Register
Training programme We have developed a programme of learning opportunities to aid Public Contributors with their involvement and engagement.  All the learning opportunities are optional and free to attend, however some opportunities are only available if specifically required for the role. There are also some external courses as well.   

To find out more visit: (link will be added shortly)

Public Contributor Induction Session The Induction, hosted by Dr Stephanie Snow, Academic Lead for Community Engagement and Involvement, covers all aspects of being a Public Contributor within the Faculty including presentations from a Public Contributor, researcher, and lecturer. The presentations will provide attendees with information regarding PPIE and the role of a Public Contributor within that area.

To find out more or be added to the register of interests list for the event please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk.

Public Contributors will also receive the Faculty’s induction guide [PDF]

Social Media training session  After the Induction session attendees also have the option to attend a social media training course. During this session you will learn about the basic principles of Twitter and learn tips including what you can and can’t tweet about your PPIE role.  To find out more or be added to the register of interests list for the event please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk.
Library access Public Contributors can now access our library to use the services. Please note that this is in person only and doesn't include the online services. Public Contributors should report to customer services where they will be issued a Lib-Pass, a photo ID will need to be presented. Customer services will establish how long the visitor pass is required and a temporary record will be added to the library system. A paper Lib-Pass will be provided for the duration required.

Access the visitor pages on the University's library website

 Training staff and students 

Title Description Register
Training Programme

The University has developed a number of workshops and training to aid staff and students with their PPIE.

There are also some external courses as well. 

View a list of training opportunities