Public Engagement with Research
Engaging the public with the design, conduct and dissemination and research can enhance the quality and impact of research. On these pages you'll find the latest updates, info on training, top tips and more.
Training available to help you find out more about public engagement and develop your skills
Does your community organisation have a puzzling question? Or are you a researcher or student who would like to join in solving a real life puzzle? Find out more about our Science Shop and how you could be involved here.
Whether telling people about the results of your research or involving others in doing research, public engagement with research can involve a wide array of activities. So let's take a closer look.
We have a range of kit to help you do or record engagement activities - from video cameras and digital recorders, to branded gazebos, tables and tablecloths.
Oxford Sparks is the University's digital engagement platform for sciences, and produces high quality media such as podcasts and animations, as well as managing social media channels. Find out how you can get involved.
This new project is supporting researchers to collaborate with the University museums and libraries to create exciting, innovative, high quality engagement projects. Following a series of training and sandpit sessions, four projects have been funded through a competitive pitching process with researchers working with the world leading experts from the museums and libraries service to explore public engagement in depth, and develop their ideas.
We're collecting a range of examples of engagement work from right here at the University to help inspire you. Whether you're new to engagement or looking for something innovative, there's something for everyone.
Our strategic plan focuses on demonstrating the value of PER, building capacity, particularly by supporting departments, and exploring where we can facilitate effective collaborations across the Division and with other partners.