Engagement, participation and outreach activities

This page details some public engagement, widening participation and outreach activities I undertook while employed at the University of Sheffield. The university defines these as distinct activities (see below), but I enjoyed their common purpose: to encourage people to share their skills and experience widely with others.

  • Public engagement – ‘the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit’.
  • Outreach activities – aim to create a close working relationship between schools, colleges and the university, working together to help their students identify and pursue the Higher Education opportunities that are available to them.
  • Widening participation aims to identify and support the ‘most able, least likely’ to progress to high education.

2016

  • A. Beeston, “Science while you sleep,” in Researchers’ Night, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Exhibition stall and software demonstration. 30 Sep, 2016.
    [BibTeX] [flyer] [poster]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2016sleep,
    author = {Beeston, Amy},
    title = {{Science while you sleep}},
    booktitle = {{Researchers' Night, University of Sheffield}},
    year = {2016},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Exhibition stall and software demonstration. 30 Sep},
    flyer = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/Flyer_UoSResearchersNight-2016.pdf},
    poster = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/Poster_UoSResearchersNight-2016.pdf},
    month = sep
    }

  • A. V. Beeston, L. Blazic, N. Chue Hong, R. Domander, M. R., and R. T. Wilson, “Ten simple rules for writing a comparative software review,” PeerJ Preprints, p. 4:e2221v1, 2016. [doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2221v1]
    [BibTeX] [paper]
    @article{Beeston:2016ssi,
    author = {Amy V. Beeston and Blazic, L. and Chue Hong, N. and Domander, R. and Mounce R. and Wilson, R.T.},
    title ={Ten simple rules for writing a comparative software review},
    journal = {{PeerJ Preprints}},
    volume = {0},
    number = {0},
    pages = {4:e2221v1},
    year = {2016},
    doi = {10.7287/peerj.preprints.2221v1},
    paper = {https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2221v1},
    month = jul
    }

  • A. V. Beeston, “Sound tools for real-time audio tasks,” in Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop 2016 (CW16), Edinburgh, UK. Lightening talk. 21 Mar, 2016.
    [BibTeX] [slides] [watch]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2016ssicw,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Sound tools for real-time audio tasks}},
    booktitle = {{Software Sustainability Institute's Collaborations Workshop 2016 (CW16)}},
    year = {2016},
    address = {Edinburgh, UK. Lightening talk. 21 Mar},
    slides = {https://www.software.ac.uk/sites/default/files/images/content/Beeston_SSI_cw2016.pdf},
    watch = {http://youtu.be/cMlrj-Sy9FU},
    month = mar
    }

2015

  • R. K. Moore and A. V. Beeston, “MakeSpeech,” in Headstart summer school, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Guest tutor. 13 Jul, 2015.
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{Moore:2015headstart,
    author = {Moore, Roger K and Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{MakeSpeech}},
    booktitle = {{Headstart summer school, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield}},
    year = {2015},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Guest tutor. 13 Jul},
    month = jul
    }

  • R. Timmers and A. V. Beeston, “Music and science demo,” in Department of Music, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Software demonstration. 6 Jul, 2015.
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{Timmers:2015mmm,
    author = {Timmers, Renee and Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Music and science demo}},
    booktitle = {{Department of Music, University of Sheffield}},
    year = {2015},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Software demonstration. 6 Jul},
    month = jul
    }

2014

  • R. Timmers and A. V. Beeston, “Tap with jazzy swing and romantic rubato: An interactive demonstration of expressive timing in music,” in Digital Humanities Congress, Sheffield, UK. Oral presentation. 4-6 Sep, 2014.
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{Timmers:2014dhc,
    author = {Timmers, Renee and Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Tap with jazzy swing and romantic rubato: An interactive demonstration of expressive timing in music}},
    booktitle = {{Digital Humanities Congress}},
    year = {2014},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Oral presentation. 4-6 Sep},
    month = sep
    }

  • R. Timmers and A. V. Beeston, “Music and science taster session,” in Open day, Department of Music, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Software demonstration. 7 Jul, 2014.
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{Timmers:2014mmm,
    author = {Timmers, Renee and Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Music and science taster session}},
    booktitle = {{Open day, Department of Music, University of Sheffield}},
    year = {2014},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Software demonstration. 7 Jul},
    month = jul
    }

2013

  • A. V. Beeston and M. A. C. Summers, “Using machine listening to analyse timbre in performance,” in Music Mind Machine Research Centre ‘Open House’, Sheffield, UK. Demonstration. 26 Nov, 2013.
    [BibTeX] [slides]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2013mmm,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V and Summers, Mark A C},
    title = {{Using machine listening to analyse timbre in performance}},
    year = {2013},
    booktitle = {{Music Mind Machine Research Centre 'Open House'}},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Demonstration. 26 Nov},
    slides = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/slides/BeestonSummers_MMM_Nov2013.pdf},
    month = nov
    }

  • R. K. Moore and A. V. Beeston, “MakeSpeech,” in Cutlers’ Ambassador Scheme, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Guest tutor. 3 Oct, 2013.
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{Moore:2013cutlers,
    author = {Moore, Roger K and Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{MakeSpeech}},
    booktitle = {{Cutlers' Ambassador Scheme, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield}},
    year = {2013},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Guest tutor. 3 Oct},
    month = oct
    }

2010

  • R. K. Moore, G. Aimetti, and A. V. Beeston, “Computers that talk and listen,” in Open day, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Oral presentation. 17 Feb, 2010.
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{Moore:2010guy,
    author = {Moore, Roger K and Aimetti, G and Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Computers that talk and listen}},
    booktitle = {{Open day, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield}},
    year = {2010},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Oral presentation. 17 Feb},
    month = feb
    }

  • R. K. Moore, T. Kempton, and A. V. Beeston, “Computers that talk and listen,” in Open day, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Oral presentation. 3 Feb, 2010.
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{Moore:2010tim,
    author = {Moore, Roger K and Kempton, T and Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Computers that talk and listen}},
    booktitle = {{Open day, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield}},
    year = {2010},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Oral presentation. 3 Feb},
    month = feb
    }

n.b. – Similar activities taking place without a direct connection to the university are instead listed on my ‘peer-learning facilitation’ page.