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Research

Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


 

2 Day Conference: People Centred Development Approaches in Practical and Learning Environments

14th September 2017, 11:00 to 15th September 2017, 15:30, Please report to reception on arrival in order to be directed to the room for the workshop. Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TG, As attached programme

People-centred approaches: creating student access to company experience

This two-day event offers practical advice and guidance on developing collaborations between Higher Education and companies or third sector organisations. If you aim to stimulate entrepreneurial skills and introduce challenges in new technology areas (such as green energy, sustainable transport, new and
sustainable production methods, novel materials etc.), then come along and learn from those who ‘can do’

Through case studies and workshops with partners, the event will guide you towards developing your own collaborative engagement activities, offering in-depth training in how to initiate, nurture and develop collaborative learning between Higher Education and industry, with a particular focus on bringing social science research into product design. How can we ‘train’ entrepreneurs? What kind of collaboration is needed for defining R&D goals, mentoring students, locating expert knowledge, or evaluating outcomes?

We will explore the opportunities for and of collaborative learning; the pitfalls and lessons for building collaborative relationships, and the potential outcomes and benefits for all parties.

Attendance is free of charge but must be booked via: www.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/people-centred-approaches-creating-student-access-to-company-experience-tickets-36100378203

Organisers: Prof Sandra Bell and Dr Simone Abram, Durham Energy Institute, Durham University.

Speakers include:

Jenny Saunders, Jenny Saunders OBE, Chief Executive National Energy Action

Dr Maja Hojer Bruun, Techno-Anthropology research group at Aalborg University

Dr Neal Wade, Engineering, Newcastle University

*PEOPLE* is a 3-year, 4-country knowledge-alliance of partnerships between higher education/ research institute and an industry partner funded by the Erasmus+ programme. The project’s goal is to develop, implement and evaluate a new model of knowledge transfer between higher education and industry, using people-centred development to test and improve existing products or services.

Programme

Thursday 14 September

Time

Content

Speaker

11.00- 11.30

Introduction to workshop, introductory exercise

Simone Abram, Durham University

11.30-12.30

The PEOPLE approach. Learning through doing: people-centric on all levels? Introducing the methodology and the ‘toolkit’

Sandra Bell, Durham University

12.30-13.30

Lunch

13.30-15.00

Companies students and learning. What do companies expect?
People-centred product design in practice.

Jenny Saunders CEO National Energy Action

15.00-.15.30

Break

15.30-17.00

Students, companies and learning. What should lecturers expect? Mistakes to avoid and strategies to adopt (case studies from Techno-anthropology)

Dr Maja Hoyer Bruun, Aalborg University

Friday 15 September

Time

Content

Speaker

09.00-09.30

Questions from yesterday, thoughts for today

09.30-11.00

University-community partnership. An example on energy for vulnerable households

Neal Wade Newcastle University

11.00-11.30

Break

11.30-13.00

People in practice: student experiences (Kemuri case study)

Sandra Bell

13.00

Lunch and departure

Contact Lynn.Gibson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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