A: Community science through educational research

This session focuses on the intersection of community involvement and educational strategies to enhance research outcomes. "Empowering Research for Community Impact" is exemplified here through initiatives that bring together community members and educational researchers to co-create knowledge, thereby democratising science and research practices.

Learning Outcome:   To understand how working together with communities can make research more fair for all.


B: Pedagogic techniques in Biology research

This session focuses on innovative teaching methods within Biology research that encourage active community engagement. It aligns with the event's theme by demonstrating how pedagogic advancements can lead to more impactful, community-centric research in the biological sciences, fostering a deeper connection between researchers and the public.

Learning Outcome:   To discover new ways of teaching biology that actively get communities involved and make research more meaningful.


C: Embedding community in teaching and research

This segment delves into strategies for directly integrating community engagement into teaching methodologies and research projects. It reflects the overarching goal of "Empowering Research for Community Impact" by showcasing successful models where community involvement enhances research relevance and educational experiences, thus strengthening the academia-community bond.

Learning Outcome:   To gain strategies on how to include communities directly in teaching and research to make academic work more relevant and impactful.


D: Applied impact within the community

Focused on showcasing the tangible benefits of research projects within local and broader communities, this session embodies the event's theme by highlighting how applied research can address real-world problems. It celebrates the direct impact of academic work on community well-being, sustainability, and social justice, illustrating the potential of research to effect meaningful change.

Learning Outcome:   To appreciate the tangible benefits of research projects within communities and understand how this research can help solve real-world problems to make communities healthier, greener, and fairer.


E: Community research and teaching in practice

This session presents case studies and models of how community-centred research and teaching are implemented in practice. It aligns with "Empowering Research for Community Impact" by providing concrete examples of how academia can work with communities to co-create knowledge, solve pressing issues, and enhance educational outcomes through participatory approaches.

Learning Outcome:   To explore real-life examples of how researchers and communities collaborate to solve problems and improve education.


F: Community research and teaching in practice

Echoing session E, this part explores practical applications of community-engaged research and teaching. It further emphasizes the event's theme by offering additional insights into successful collaborations between researchers, educators, and community members, reinforcing the idea that such partnerships are crucial for achieving significant societal impact and empowering both researchers and communities.

Learning Outcome:   To further understand the importance of researchers, educators, and communities working together to make a positive difference in society.