ACCESS - Advancing Capacity for Climate  and Environment Social Science
ACCESS - Advancing Capacity for Climate  and Environment Social Science
Jonny Glover, Visual Minute Maker

ACCESS Assembly 2022

ACCESS Assembly 2022 took place on 15 and 16 June 2022 at the XFi building on the University of Exeter campus. The main aim of the two days was to bring together the ACCESS network. Inviting university expert researchers and ACCESS partners to start thinking about how we might deliver some of the project’s aims.


The sessions:

PowerPoint slides

PowerPoint slides

PowerPoint slides 1 & PowerPoint slides 2

  • Social science secondments in a policy context  Daniel Robinson (Economic & Social Research Council & Policy) and fellows/hosts  (Department of Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Welsh Government)

PowerPoint slides

Sculpture with hands holding a globe outside the Assembly venue at the University of Exeter
Knowledge co-production with policy makers session
Social science secondments in a policy context panel discussion
Looking at the Assembly venue from the lake

Session recordings

Welcome & Mapping the Assembly's social capital

Interdisciplinarity and the social sciences

Working with data

Knowledge co-production with policy makers

Social science secondments in a policy context

Horizon scanning for Environmental Social Science

Evaluating the first ACCESS Assembly

We carried out two assessments to look at how well we met our objectives

  • bringing together a range of partners from different sectors,
  • providing an opportunity for networking early in the project
  • enabling discussions around the aims of ACCESS
  • providing an opportunity for the Guiding Principles Team to embed principles of Environmental Sustainability, Knowledge Co-Production, and EDI within the Assembly
  • using the event as a reflection and benchmarking moment early in the project to inform the ongoing development of the Guiding Principles.

ACCESS Assembly 2022 Social Capital Evaluation Report

ACCESS Assembly 2022 Event Evaluation Report

Foyer area of the XFi building with people below enjoying coffee

Visual Minutes

Johnny Glover was our Visual Minute Taker at the Assembly. Johnny expertly captured each session on paper with great illustrations, key words and ideas. We liked his style and humour (particularly us all dancing the conga – see if you can spot us).

We hope this visual summary of the two days will be a useful reminder for those who were there. And for those who weren’t, we hope it will spark your curiosity to join the network and/or work with us in the future.

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