Citizenship, Culture and Ethics - SGSAH KE Hub Forum

Monday 21st of June

2.30 - 3.30pm

Dr Tom Smith, University of St AndrewsRob Littlejohn, Scotland's Futures Forum, Scottish Parliament


The SGSAH Knowledge Exchange Hub ‘Citizenship, Culture and Ethics’ is one of three SGSAH KE Hubs designed to help doctoral researchers understand and present the significance of their research beyond the academy.

Tom Smith leads the SGSAH KE Hub 'Citizenship, Culture and Ethics', and is Lecturer in German at the University of St Andrews. He researches queer writing, art and activism in Germany's electronic music scene, and is one of the AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinkers.

Rob Littlejohn is Head of Business at Scotland's Futures Forum, the Scottish Parliament's futures think-tank that works with researchers and other people within and outside Scottish politics to foster long-term thinking around crucial issues. He is on the Advisory Board of the KE Hub.

About this Session

This short workshop will encourage researchers in small groups to think about how their work speaks to audiences outside the academy. We will reflect on what we have already learned, or could learn, from engaging in conversations in other industries. Our conversations will especially focus on the political sphere, international organisations and the third sector. The KE Hub 'Citizenship, Culture and Ethics' is one of SGSAH's three KE Hubs and provides an annual training programme to encourage researchers to consider how their skills and research equip them for engaging with people outside the academy. We will also use ideas from this session to develop ideas for next year's training programme, which we hope we can co-create drawing on researchers' ideas.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will have reflected and discussed what possible audiences their work could have outside academia. They will also have learned from each other's experiences of doing this kind of work and discussed what 'Citizenship, Culture and Ethics' means for their research and wider endeavours. 

Who might be interested?

This session will be of particular interest to doctoral researchers across disciplines who are interested in impact, outreach, engagement or Knowledge Exchange, or who are interested in working with or alongside political, international or third sector organisations.

Participant Pre-requisites

None, although any reflection on these questions in advance will be helpful!

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First published: 25 May 2021