Around the Toilet shortlisted for national public engagement award

We’re delighted to announce that Around the Toilet is one of three projects shortlisted for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences award in the national Engage Competition, run by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).

Finalists have been selected from over 180 entries which demonstrate a broad range of high quality activities to inspire and involve public audiences. Finalists’ work ranged from digitally reconstructing city histories to protecting endangered species; from working with older people as researchers to delivering hyper-local science festivals; from young children conducting their own research to influence the United Nations, to using theatre to improve oral health outcomes.

The NCCPE first launched the Engage Competition in 2014 to provide a UK-wide opportunity to recognise and celebrate some of the public engagement with research activity that universities are involved in. There are six competition categories, and the winner of each category will receive a prize of £1,500 to go towards further public engagement work. The winners will be decided on the 28th November, before being announced at an awards ceremony as part of Engage 2016, the NCCPE’s annual conference, on 29th November 2016.

We would like to send our thanks to everyone who has been involved in Around the Toilet (including our sister projects, Travelling Toilet Tales, Storying School Toilets and Servicing Utopia). We really appreciate the range of contributions and support we have received over the last two years.

We’ll let you know how we get on!

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