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If you're interested in doing some public engagement with research (PER) but not sure where to find help, we offer a range of support or can point you in the right direction: from training sessions to answering your questions during help desk hours.

Lost? Want to test out ideas? Need some guidance? Whatever support you're after, the MPLS PER team can help you, or point you in the right direction.

Michaela, the Public and Community Engagement with Research Manager is available every Tuesday afternoon, 3-5pm, via Teams to have a chat to anyone in MPLS seeking advice and support.

Click here to book a slot.

  • To act as a sounding board to help you develop engagement activity ideas
  • To advise on identifying relevant funding schemes, and writing of funding proposals, including the Pathways to Impact sections of research proposals
  • To provide feedback and coaching on writing, speaking and engaging with public audiences
  • To advise on engagement strategy for departments and units
  • To broker partnerships
If you can't find availability to suit, please get in touch.
For anything Oxford Sparks, please contact Fiona Suttle
For anything about the new local engagement programme, please contact Daisy Hopkins
Don't forget! You may have someone in your department who can help - if you don't know who that is you can email us to ask.


Have you been to one of our training sessions? You might find a course to suit what you're after.
Have you had a look at the University's Public Engagement with Research Portal?
If you're looking for an introduction to Public Engagement with Research you might find the below videos helpful.
What is Public Engagement?



How to Plan Quality Public Engagement with Research