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The Department of Engineering Science’s 'Spotlight' event series has successfully bridged the gap between complex engineering research and public awareness. By fostering effective communication skills among researchers, the initiative has demonstrated the importance and relevance of engineering in everyday life to a wider, non-specialist audience. This case study explores the development of the initiative and the department's plans to diversify audiences and solidify its impact.

The ' Spotlight Engineering' event series was developed to bridge the gap between complex engineering research and the wider public's awareness and understanding. Driven by Vicky Green, Events Manager for the Department of Engineering Science, and championed by Prof. Stephen Roberts, the initiative aimed to create short, engaging, TEDx-style talks that would be delivered to a live audience and would also generate video content for social media and other platforms to showcase the breadth and impact of engineering research within the department.

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