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.
The MPLS Division is seeking an Academic Champion for Public Engagement with Research (PER) to spearhead a refresh of the Division's Strategic Plan for PER, and provide academic leadership and insight to help improve support, opportunities and address barriers so that PER can flourish as part of research culture.
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 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.
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.
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**
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.
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.