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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.

Three Minute Thesis Competition 2021

3 Minutes, 1 Slide…..Your Thesis! An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present; how about in just 3 minutes with the aid of a single slide? Dphil students are invited to apply to take part. Training and prizes are available! Training and final will take place virtually.

Establishing a new science engagement programme

MPLS and MSD are building a new science engagement programme to connect researchers and local communities, so that our research is grounded in local needs, interests and priorities.

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.

Training for Researchers and DPhil Students

Training available to help you find out more about public engagement and develop your skills. Due to current covid-19 restrictions, our training will be delivered online until further notice.

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.

Equipment available to borrow

We provide a range of audio visual and event equipment that is available to borrow via our PERShare website. **equipment loans are currently on hold**

Support available

Where to find support for planning and delivering projects

Top Tips

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

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.

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.

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.