What is UNIMAKER?

UNIMAKER is a conference for anyone working or studying in and around Higher Education who loves making, creating, designing, inventing, building and exploring using a range of different tools and materials.

Started in 2019, this exciting forum attracts delegates from across the world with a diverse and dynamic programme.


UNIMAKER ’21 Recap

In 2021, the 3rd annual conference was run at the University of Sheffield as a hybrid event, with 66 delegates from 25 universities participating over the two days.

It was great to have UNIMAKER delegates back in person, as well as speakers and delegates joining us remotely from North America, the Middle East and Europe. There were some lively discussions and insights into people’s journeys in starting makerspaces in diverse contexts, and some great demonstrations of Making from students and staff both within engineering and across wider applications such as fashion and textiles. The UNIMAKER community continues to grow, sharing the benefits of student-led makerspaces.

Dr Pete Mylon, Conference Chair

There were keynotes talks from Pam Samasuwo-Nyawiri of Vanhu Vamwe and Vincent Zenkner (UnternehmerTUM Makerspace, TU Munich) and presentations from students and staff from institutions including UCL, Newcastle, Derby, Exeter, NUST (Oman), Warwick, Glasgow School of Art, Georgia Institute of Technology, Rice University, and many more.


Whether you’ve been before or are new to Making, UNIMAKER is a great opportunity to network with makers in HE and hear about the latest developments in makerspaces. The event is open to academics, technical and professional services staff, and students.

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About UNIMAKER 2022

UNIMAKER 2022 will be a one day meetup hosted by NMITE in Hereford on 13th Dec 2022. Whether you’ve been before or are new to Making, this is a great opportunity to network with makers in HE and hear about the latest developments in makerspaces. The event is open to academics, technical and professional services staff, and students.

Location: Town Hall, Hereford

Cost: £20

Book your tickets here

Agenda

10.00 Coffee and Welcome

10.15 Welcome: Professor Gary C Wood and Dr Pete Mylon

10.20 Keynote: Tracey Johnson, Barnsley-DMC

11.10 Facilitated discussion – How can academic makerspaces contribute within and beyond universities?

12.20 Lunch and Networking

13.30 Workshops (select one)

  1. Creating a civic makerspace
  2. Supporting entrepreneurship through makerspaces
  3. resourcing/partnering your makerspace

15.00 Lightning Talks – what’s the social impact of your makerspace?

(If you are interested in contributing a 5 minute lightning talk on this theme, email gary.wood@nmite.ac.uk)

16.10 Closing plenary: Dr Pete Mylon

16.30 Close

Contact Us

For any queries relating to this event please contact 
unimaker@sheffield.ac.uk