Virtually Social 

A weekly online meet up for people interested in Science Communication and Public Engagement

The current series of Virtually Social has now ended, catch up on previous episodes below. 

 

FAQs

What happens at Virtually Social?


Each session has a different topic but follows a familar pattern. We have a mix of talks and discussions. Attendees are welcome to join in as much or as little as they choose. 13:45: Zoom meeting rooom opens 14:00: Sessions starts 14:05: Introductions from the invited speakers and some of the attendees 14:15: Engagement News, a round up of what is happening in the engagement world. 14:20: Short talks from each of the invited speakers and questions from the room. 14:40: Group disscussions, we move to breakout rooms of 5-7 people to discuss the topic 14:55: Sharing of thoughts, discussion and questions 15:00: Session ends




Who comes to Virtually Social?


Anyone interested in public engagement or science communication is welcome. The main three catagores of people who join us are: Public Engagement Professionals, Science Communicators and University reseachers. No prior experiance is required and all backgrounds and levels are welcome. We have an average of 80 attendees per meeting.




How do I join?


To join you just need to follow the Zoom link here. You can also join using meeting ID 422165665 and the password engagement. The room will be open from 13:45. Do please try to join by 13:58 if possible so we are ready for a 14:00 start.




Do I need to register?


You don't need to register, but if you do register you will get an automated reminder email on the day so if there is a session you are keen on it is worth dropping your email in the session descriptions above.




I can't make it, are they recorded?


When possible a partial recording will be uploaded here for 4 weeks. It will cut the discussion parts of the session but will include the guest speakers where possible. Please note that we can't guarantee that all sessions will be recorded.




Who is running these?


The sessions are organised by Jamie Gallagher, a Public Engagement consultant from Glasgow. The sessions are not linked to any organisation and they are organised by Jamie in his free time.




I'd like to suggest a topic or a speaker (including myself)


Great! We are always looking for new topics. Please email with your session or speaker ideas.




Do I need a webcam/mic?


No, some people will join just to listen in or contribute via text. Atendees are encouraged to join in as little or as much as they'd like. It can be fun and sociable to see people on camera but please don't feel obliged.




How long will this series run?


The series will run for as long as people want them and Jamie has capacity to run them. There is no end in sight but they are unlikely to run forever. The situation will be reassessed every few weeks.





 

Updates from previous sessions

What happens at Virtually Social?


Each session has a different topic but follows a familar pattern. We have a mix of talks and discussions. Attendees are welcome to join in as much or as little as they choose. 13:45: Zoom meeting rooom opens 14:00: Sessions starts 14:05: Introductions from the invited speakers and some of the attendees 14:15: Engagement News, a round up of what is happening in the engagement world. 14:20: Short talks from each of the invited speakers and questions from the room. 14:40: Group disscussions, we move to breakout rooms of 5-7 people to discuss the topic 14:55: Sharing of thoughts, discussion and questions 15:00: Session ends




Who comes to Virtually Social?


Anyone interested in public engagement or science communication is welcome. The main three catagores of people who join us are: Public Engagement Professionals, Science Communicators and University reseachers. No prior experiance is required and all backgrounds and levels are welcome. We have an average of 80 attendees per meeting.




How do I join?


To join you just need to follow the Zoom link here. You can also join using meeting ID 422165665 and the password engagement. The room will be open from 13:45. Do please try to join by 13:58 if possible so we are ready for a 14:00 start.




Do I need to register?


You don't need to register, but if you do register you will get an automated reminder email on the day so if there is a session you are keen on it is worth dropping your email in the session descriptions above.




I can't make it, are they recorded?


When possible a partial recording will be uploaded here for 4 weeks. It will cut the discussion parts of the session but will include the guest speakers where possible. Please note that we can't guarantee that all sessions will be recorded.




Who is running these?


The sessions are organised by Jamie Gallagher, a Public Engagement consultant from Glasgow. The sessions are not linked to any organisation and they are organised by Jamie in his free time.




I'd like to suggest a topic or a speaker (including myself)


Great! We are always looking for new topics. Please email with your session or speaker ideas.




Do I need a webcam/mic?


No, some people will join just to listen in or contribute via text. Atendees are encouraged to join in as little or as much as they'd like. It can be fun and sociable to see people on camera but please don't feel obliged.




How long will this series run?


The series will run for as long as people want them and Jamie has capacity to run them. There is no end in sight but they are unlikely to run forever. The situation will be reassessed every few weeks.