AHSS Networking meeting

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Join colleagues across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences business engagement, research and knowledge transfer, commercialisation, and everything in between for an afternoon of discussion.  Held twice a year, these events enable staff from across the PraxisAuril member network to meet and discuss topics of importance affecting the landscape of engagement. 



Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019


Venue: The University of Manchester's Sackville Street Building - F37 room (number 1 on map).

Enter from Granby Row, use the lift to floor F and the room is the fourth door on the right.




Wednesday 20 November


12:00-13:00 Registration & Lunch
13:00-13:15 Welcome, Introductions, Prep for Breakout Groups, Praxis-Auril SIG Update
13:15-13:45 Presentations from colleagues

Jane Kavanagh-Lauridsen (University of Southampton) – Sector Scoping Events at Southampton
James Sharp (Birmingham) - “Consumer behaviour research with P&G: an up and down story”
Julian Jantke (University of Bristol) - Case study

13:45-14:15 Quickfire Talks: “Successes and disasters” (Speakers TBC) – Share your war stories and learn from your peers

Clare Sowney (Edinburgh) - Update on Case Study project
Jessica Pavlos (SOAS) – Managing expectations between clients and academics
Sam Gallagher (LSE) – Insights from LSE TTO
Additional Speakers TBC – open call!

14:15-14:45 Break
14:45-15:15 Update from AHRC: Tao-Tao, Update from ESRC: Melanie Knetch
15:15-16:00 Lessons and Challenges – Facilitated Breakout Groups - “if you could have a 45 minute lesson on something, what would it be?”
16:00-16:15 Wrap-up & Close
18:00 (or earlier!) – Join us for drinks at the Gasworks Brewery - http://www.gasworksbrewbar.co.uk/photo-gallery/


An evening social will be arranged for those who wish to join, details to follow.


The organising group for the AHSS network currently comprises:

Andy Newnham – University of Birmingham
Andrew Wray – Bristol University
Anne Sofie Laegran – University of Edinburgh
Britta Wyatt – Oxentia Ltd
Bruce Ethrington – Cardiff University
Isla Millar – University of Warwick
Mark Mann – Oxford University

This meeting of the AHSS SIG has been coordinated to coincide with the ASPECT’s Network’s (inaugural) Annual Event: Better Business for People & Planet - Bridging Research & Industry.


The Aspect event is taking place on Thursday 21 November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Manchester.  This 1-day event is free to attend, but places are limited, and separate registration is required.


For more information about ASPECT and to register for the ASPECT event as well, please visit here.