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Do at your own pace, and in your own time. This four module course uses short videos and exercises to introduce what public engagement with research is, why it matters and how to plan and do effective public engagement with research.

Learn about what Public Engagement with Research (PER) is, and how to do it effectively in your own time and at your own pace with our new online course. Acquire a shared language of public engagement, understand the different approaches and opportunities available, gain awareness of the practical considerations of developing activities and projects and get ready to develop your very own projects.  

Short videos, articles and exercises allow you to work on the course in short periods of time, around your other commitments and can be accessed via a browser or the Udemy app. You'll find clear pointers, and tons of inspiration from case studies from Oxford and further afield. The course is divided into easy-to-navigate sections, allowing you to either work through the whole course from start to finish or to jump ahead to the sections most relevant to you right now.  

This course has been developed by public engagement professionals Sam Langford, Sarah Cosgriff and Hana Ayoob. The three trainers have a range of public engagement and science communication experience spanning universities, science centres, community work, science festivals and more.  

Here at the University of Oxford, we are delighted to introduce a brand new online pathway for public engagement.

Are you ready to give it a go? We hope you find it useful! 

The estimated time to complete the full course is 2 hours.

Click here for instructions on how to access the course (requires single sign-on).