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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.



Find the latest updates of public engagement news, opportunities, funding, and more.

Find out what training is available

Training for Researchers and DPhil Students

Training available to help you find out more about public engagement and develop your skills

Pop up science shop in artificial intelligence

Pop-up Science Shop in Artificial Intelligence

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.

What is public engagement

What is public engagement with research?

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.

Support available

Support available

Where to find support for planning and delivering projects

Equipment available to borrow

Equipment available to borrow

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 get involved

Oxford Sparks: Get Involved

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.

Per lab

The Public Engagement Lab: developing collaborative projects

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.

Case s

Case Studies

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.

Top tips

Top Tips

We've put together some quick tips to help guide and inspire your engagement.

Mpls divisions strategic plan for public engagement with research

MPLS Division's Strategic Plan for Public Engagement with Research

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.