Public engagament case studies

The Public Engagement & Impact Team was established in 2012 and has since supported hundreds of researchers from across the University with their public engagement activity.

Here is a selection of case studies from just some of the projects that we supported between 2012 and 2015. These are here to demonstrate some of the different approaches to public engagement and to provide you with ideas for your own projects.

We will be adding to this set of case studies periodically and endeavour to capture all the different aspects of, and approaches to, public engagement. If you would like to contribute a case study to this resource, please email

The Alfred Denny Museum


Sounds of the Cosmos


Sheffield Festival of Science & Engineering 2015


Theatre collaborations with Professor Dawn Hadley


You've got a nerve!