There are many public engagement training opportunities both at the University and beyond.
Generally speaking, public engagement with research involves intentional, meaningful interactions which facilitate mutual learning between academics and members of the public. The ‘public’ may be the ‘general public’ or a discrete stakeholder group outside the University. Mutual learning may include the acquisition of specific knowledge as well as the development of familiarity with different perspectives and world-views.
If you are interested in knowing more about what public engagement is and the benefits it brings, consult our strategy, hear from some of our researchers or take a look at the NCCPE website which has loads of further information. We believe the best training for public engagement is having a go at it yourself, but training can increase your confidence and prepare you for the real thing so many people find this useful a place to start.