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Glasgow’s Riverside Museum.
WHAT: Riverside Extravanga was
the key event in the Glasgow Explorathon
programme. CPE coordinated GCU’s
contribution to this event and developed
new public engagement content.
WHERE AND WHEN: Riverside
Museum on the evening of Friday
27th September and during the day on
Saturday 28th September 2019.
WHY: This event is a celebration of
research in our City and is a really
energising event for our researchers to
be part of. It also takes GCU’s research
to a new audience and allows a space for
trying out new activities for families with
a large footfall.
WHO: Partners, University of Glasgow
and University of Strathclyde. Facilitators,
Dr Josephine Adekola, Dr Karin Helwig
and Dr George Loumakis, SCEBE
Sustainable Communities (Renewable
Energy and Visible and Invisible Water
Pollutants). Engagement activities
supported by fve Student Mentors,Karen Coyle, GCU Graduate School
and Gillian McCallum, SCEBE/GSBS.
Audience of all ages but mainly
families had booked to attend on
the Friday event. On the Saturday,
the Museum was open as usual to
the general public.
OUTPUTS:Two stands at the event:
Risk and Resilience and Sustainable
Communities. The Renewable Energy
Physics activity at the Sustainable
Communities stand was an
opportunity to use the new kit which
had been funded by an Institute of
Physics Scotland public engagement
grant at the end of last academic
year. This was the frst time the
Department of Risk in GCU’s Glasgow
School for Business and Society have
been part of the event and Susan
Grant, student Murin Currie, and Dr
Adekola co created a brand new
autism friendly public engagement
activity to help families plan for
home emergencies and understand
community resilience. 11 volunteers
engaged with around 150 people on
the Friday and 200 on the Saturday.
OUTCOMES:The Scottish Government’s
Ready Scotland are interested in the
research from the day and seeing
the activity develop further based on
feedback from the public and the delivery
team Game developed for the Risk and
Resilience activity went on reach the
semi fnal of the Converge Kickstart
with Dr Josephine Adekola in June 2020.
Continuing relationship with Glasgow
Public Engagement partners.
CPE IMPACT GOALS:
2. Community Engaged Learning;3. Engaged Research;5. Visible Engagement.
GOALS:4. Quality Education;
6. Clean Water and Sanitisation;
7. Afordable and Clean Energy;11. Sustainable Cities and Communities.
LINKS:•Explorathon 2019 Film.
•Converge Kick Start Challenge 2020
Semi Finalists.•GCU Student Communications story
about Psychology Murin Currie and
her work with CPE.
•Dr George Loumakis also represented
GCU at the Edinburgh and Glasgow
Skeptics events as part of Explorathon
2020 with a presentation entitled
‘Chernobyl, Fukushima and
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