An overview of the benefits of public engagement, guidance and contacts to help you increase the impact of your work.
About public engagement
Talking to people about your research is mutually beneficial. It can improve the quality of your work and provide an insight into university life for members of the public.
It can deepen their curiosity around a subject and enable them to contribute in a meaningful way to your research to an extent determined by you.
Read guidance from the experts below.
Public engagement team
This University team offers advice for all types of researchers wanting to disseminate their research beyond academia. Look out for masterclasses on different aspects of public engagement activity and make use of the toolkits.
Learn more about public engagement (University login required)
Using the media
Corporate Communications is a University team with expertise in working with the media. Benefits to using the media include being able to communicate your research on a large scale and raising your profile as an acknowledged expert in your field. Read the guidance on the web pages.
The Engaging Researcher
Vitae is the UK national body responsible for the development of researchers. Amongst its library of publications is a useful guide The Engaging Researcher.
National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCPPE)
Funded by the research councils, the NCCPE’s mission is “to support universities to increase the quality and impact of their public engagement activity”. Follow the practical advice on offer to get you started.
Communicating and disseminating your work
Information and Digital Literacy Workshops and webinars
Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) workshops