Supporting academics to engage the public with their research

Off the Shelf 2018

Join us at the 27th Off the Shelf festival for some of the biggest names in literature, media and the arts as we showcase a wide range of fiction, politics, journalism, art, music, history, sport, science, poetry, theatre and more. This year's themed strands include: Suffrage 100, Frankenstein 200 and Circus 250.

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Understanding Society: A Festival of Social Science 2018

Understanding Society returns 3-10 November with a line-up of fantastic FREE events that explore some of the great challenges of our time; guarding privacy in the age of big data, tackling the housing crisis and informing the debate on criminal justice.

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Being Human 2018

Being Human, the UK's national festival of the Humanities, is returning to Sheffield 17-24 November. We have an exciting programme of FREE, innovative events and activities that explore family histories, race and gender in the circus, and the origins of what makes us human.

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The public engagement team

The Public Engagement team helps academic staff across the University find creative and collaborative ways to engage the public with their research.

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Public engagement opportunities

Academics & Researchers: Find out about how you can get involved in upcoming public engagement festivals and other opportunities to take your research out to the city and beyond.

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Training and guidance

Staff and postgraduate students: Find out about our Public Engagement Masterclass series and our suite of web resources created to help you get started with public engagement.

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