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Social Event: UK's BIG Sci Comm Social 

  Sci Comm Socials are a regular social gathering of people who work in, or are interested in, science communication, outreach or public engagement in STEM. Sessons are free to attend. The next one is 3 December 2020 7.30pm GMT. Find out more HERE

Film Screening: International Public Health Film Competition 2020

   Join The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and the Public Health Film Society (PHFS) on 4 December 2020 at 12:00 GMT for the UK premiere of this year’s award winning films from the International Public Health Film Competition. Find out more HERE

Opportunity: Join an NIHR Funding Committee

  The NIHR Global Health Research Portfolio is currently seeking to appoint community engagement and involvement specialists to its Funding Committees. Closing date for applications is 14 December 2020. For and more and apply HERE

eLearning: Science Communication: Connecting People, Creating Events

  This professional short online course from The Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol, UK, is for those who are new to science communication and want to develop their skills and knowledge. 10 week course starting on 18 January 2021. Apply and find out more HERE

Festival: SciFest Africa 2020

    South Africa’s National Science Festival is now online and recognising the importance of plants as foundation for all life on Earth. “Take root…nurture!” will celebrate the International Year of Plant Health as proclaimed by the UN. Running until 31 March 2021. Find out more HERE

New Tool: Animated resources explaining COVID-19 vaccine trials

These downloadable and modifiable slides were created by Alun Davies, Social Scientist at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) in Kenya. They give a simplified scientific explanation of vaccine development, including the sequence and timeline for clinical studies, ethical review and randomisation. Access the resources HERE

New article: Values and Principles of Community Engagement methods to tackle AMR

A new publication from CE4AMR on the values and principles of community engagement methods to tackle AMR has been published in the Journal of Global Health Action. Access it HERE 

Ebola vaccine discussion videos: EBODAC Colloquium

    This series of pre-recorded panel discussions form part of EBODAC's virtual event exploring acceptance and uptake of new Ebola vaccines. They include sessions on 'Trust & Community Engagement' as well as 'Rumour Management'. Watch them HERE

New Book: Communicating Science: a global perspective

                    Published this autumn, this collection charts the emergence of modern science communication across the world. The first volume mapping investment around the globe in science centres, university courses and research, publications and conferences as well as tell the national stories of science communication. Download it for free from ANU Press HERE

Facebook Group: SE Asia SciComm Social

South East Asia SciComm have a Facebook group for anyone working in the field across SE Asia. They hold regular virtual socials. Join the group to find out more HERE 

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The Practice and Ethics of Participatory Visual Methods for Community Engagement in Public Health and Health Science

 

This FREE 8-module course has been developed for use by engagement practitioners who are relatively new to the field of participatory visual methods and want to learn more about what they are and how to work with them CLICK HERE TO BEGIN