Find the latest updates of public engagement news, opportunities, funding, and more.
27 November 2020
This comment piece in Nature provides excellent, clear tips and food for thought if you're a researcher who wants to communicate the evidence to foster public discussion and build trust.
10 November 2020
The people behind the 'Science Capital' research and projects have a launched a new project focussed on young peoples' engagement with STEM, and how to help make it more equitable. They've released some new publications and tools for those undertaking engagement.
21 October 2020
The Science Writing Round-Up is a monthly collection of the latest news, opportunities, resources, videos, and events related to science writing and science journalism. If you're interested in writing for the public or perhaps intrigued about career opportunities in the areas then it's well worth a read and subscribing to.
This new guide from the Centre for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement presents a range of 'recipes' of how to do various different event formats virtually, with plenty of useful practical tips and tricks.
The Public Attitudes to Science surveys take place every five or so years, taking the pulse of the nation in terms of how people feel about science - covering various aspects of engagement with and trust of science, as well as attitudes towards specific topics.
Throw away your boiler plates, UKRI's new approach to embedding impact in research grants aims for more creative and meaningful plans. I've taken a look at what each of the research councils are saying about it.
An article reviewing what we know about misinformation's origins, how we process information, and why it's so tricky to tackle misinformation. It provides some simple practical recommendations for anyone interested in understanding more to improve their practice.
The team behind the Nappy Science and Parenting Science gangs have written up their top tips on using social media for public-led engagement - a really interesting read for anyone looking to do rich online science engagement.
Climate Outreach and the University of Cardiff carried out a survey to gauge public perception of climate change and its associated risks. Here, the findings are presented alongside a guide that provides seven practical, evidence-based recommendations for communicators and practitioners working to engage the public on climate risks and adaptation.
Craig Cormick explains how scientists can get their arguments across to members of the public.
This new guidance document for UKRI grant applications aims to help applicants write high quality Pathways to Impact as part of their grant proposals. It will also be of use for reviewers to understand what constitutes high quality Pathways to Impact, and for anyone supporting researchers.
The Wellcome Global Monitor is the world’s largest study into how people around the world think and feel about science and major health challenges. It surveys over 140,000 people from more than 140 countries.
The New Books Network podcast reviews and discusses a new book by Dr Emily Dawson on her work looking at the experiences of minoritised groups with everyday science learning.
New 'state of science index' - "what the world thinks about science" plus science communication guide
In its second year, the 3M State of Science Index explores global attitudes towards science. I've picked out some interesting tid bits and you can take a look at their storytelling for scientists guide to help make your communications more relatable.
The Public Engagement with Research team in Research services have shared an evaluation planning template and a list of evaluation tools you can use. These were first used as part of the PER Forum intro to evaluation.
The annual Engage conference sees professionals from across the country meet for two days to network, learn and collaborate. This year Kiri Walden (Computer Sciences) went along and shares her thoughts...
The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement has worked with public engagement professionals and researchers from across the UK to co-develop the ‘What works: Engaging the public through social media’ guide, tackling benefits, planning, tools, evaluation and measuring impact plus top tips and links to resources.
This inaugural one day event, which took place in July 2018, was an opportunity to be inspired, to learn, to be challenged and keep up to date with the cutting-edge of PER Practice and policy. Selected sessions were filmed and are available now.