Our work with partners

We work in collaboration with external partners to engage the public with our research in new, creative and innovative ways.

Musicians perform on stage at Firth Court in front of spectacular projected visuals representing particles

Partnership case-study: Kweku Sackey (K.O.G)

Since 2018 our team has worked with professional musician Kweku Sackey (K.O.G) and University of Sheffield academics on four separate public engagement projects. Read more about this partnership and the projects below.

Read the case-study

Upcoming opportunities

Festival of the Mind 2024

  • Flagship public engagement festival showcasing collaborations between academics from across the University and creatives from the region.
  • Features 40-50 medium/large scale projects, culminating in an event at the festival in September (alternate years to Pop-Up University).
  • The Ideas Bazaar - a networking and match-making event for academics and creatives is held the year before the festival to support the creation of partnerships.
  • Applications now open - full details here.

Pint of Science 2024

  • An annual 3-day international science festival that takes place in pubs and cafes in cities around the world. 
  • Features 25-35 short talks and interactive activities, delivered in local pubs and cafes over 3 days in May.
  • Accept applications in/around January.

Migration Matters 2024

  • A Sheffield-based celebration of diversity and the contributions migrants make to our society and our city.
  • Features 5-10 small scale projects, culminating in an event at the festival which takes place around the time of the UK's Refugee Week (June).
  • Accept applications in/around March.

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2024

  • Festival celebrating social science research from across the University.
  • Features 10-20 small scale projects, culminating in an event at the festival in November. 
  • Accept applications in/around May.

Get in touch

If you're interested in partnering with an academic on a project, or would like to know more about any of the opportunities above, please email engage@sheffield.ac.uk.

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