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We want to share the scientific research that takes place at the University with wider public audiences. The Division supports engagement work carried out in departments through various means; this section is currently being updated to provide details of support. The University's Public Engagement with Research Portal provides details about what Public Engagement with Research is and how to get started:



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

What is public engagement

What is public engagement?

Whether telling people about the results of your research or involving others in doing research, public engagement can mean a lot of different things. So let's take a closer look.

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.

Support available

Support available

Where to find support for planning and delivering projects

Per lab

The Public Engagement Lab: developing collaborative projects

This new project will support researchers to collaborate with the University museums and libraries to create exciting, innovative, high quality engagement projects. Selected researchers will work with the world leading experts from the museums and libraries service to explore public engagement in depth, and develop their ideas with a chance to pitch for a share of £40,000 to bring them to life. Applications are now closed.

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.