Internal awards & competitions

The University offers two Institutional Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement: The Alice Roberts’ Award for PGR Excellence in PER and The Light of Understanding Award. The Light of Understanding was awarded for the first time in April 2019 (find out who won here) and presented at our annual public engagement conference, PER Day, by Alice Roberts, Birmingham’s very own Professor of Public Engagement with Science. Awardees in both schemes receive funds to further their public engagement work. Find out more about each of the schemes below.

There are also other Internal Award Schemes that recognise Public Engagement, including; the Research Impact Awards, the Graduate School’s Images of Research Competition, 3 Minute Thesis and the College of MDS’s PERCAT Award for Excellence in Public Engagement. Get in touch to find out more.