Communities, science and wellbeing: SDHI Day of Public Engagement

Last month the SDHI organised the Day of Public Engagement as part of the ESRC festival of science 2011. The aim was to present a range of work to the public, to inform a wider audience about what SDHI and its affiliations do, what we aim to deliver, and how this may impact on the wellbeing and quality of life of individuals in the community.

The event provided students and staffs the opportunity to present their work to a non-academic audience, engage service users in the work of SDHI and the broader social-wellbeing-research community.

Finally, this day event underlined the interdisciplinary and co-operative approach within the research community which SDHI is committed to facilitating.

Some pictures of the activities that took part at the event:

SDHI version of “Who wants to be a millionaire?”:
This event was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science
The Festival of Social Science is run by the Economic and Social Research Council which runs from 29 October to 5 November 2011. Events from some of the country’s leading social scientists, the festival celebrates the very best of British Social Science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives – both now and in the future. This year’s Festival of Social Science has over 130 creative and exciting events aimed at encouraging businesses, charities, government agencies; and schools or college students to discuss, discover and debate topical social science issues. Press releases detailing some of the varied events are available at the Festival website. You can now follow updates from the Festival on twitter using #esrcfestival.

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