Get Involved

We are really keen to engage with anyone with an interest in Making, from academic staff, students and alumni to technical and professional services staff, whether you are running an established makerspace or just starting out on your making journey.

If you would like to contribute content for UNIMAKER 2020 and share what you’ve been working on with other makers, we’d love to hear from you about areas including (but not limited to):

The Response of Makers to Covid-19
  • Maker initiatives for PPE, medical devices, social distancing solutions and coping with lockdown
  • How Making can assist with global economic recovery
  • The #pivotonline – how Making in HE is changing as a result of online working
  • How student-led and co-curricular activities have adapted
Starting and Running Makerspaces
  • Access and supervision models
  • Student leadership and ownership
  • Funding and industry engagement
  • Technology for enabling student autonomy
  • Training and Health & Safety
The Impact of Making
  • Making for mental health and wellbeing
  • STEM and community outreach, widening participation
  • Influencing University culture
  • Sustainability
  • Knowledge exchange and industry collaboration
Supporting and Developing Students and Staff
  • Employability and enterprise skills
  • Developing staff from supervisors to mentors
  • Entrepreneurship and supporting start-ups
Building a Community of Makers
  • Initiatives to sustain community and facilitate making during lockdown
  • Creating a welcoming and inclusive space
  • Sharing good practice
  • Regional engagement and collaboration
  • Working across disciplines

Important Dates

Conference dates: 7th & 8th September 2020