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Wed 20 Oct - Fri 22 Oct 2021
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Venue: Online

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Engaged Researcher Online - Introduction To Public Engagement

Wed 20 Oct - Fri 22 Oct 2021


We’ll be looking at the what, why and how of public engagement and introducing researchers to some of the ways to plan an effective public engagement project.


  • The what: definitions of public engagement, who are the public, what activities count as engagement, what are the goals?
  • The why: University commitment to PE, REF, Funders
  • The how: the Logic Model approach to planning PE, practical considerations, moving engagement online and opportunities at the University.

This course will be led by Dr Lucy Spokes, the Head of Public Engagement. The group session will be followed by the opportunity for a one-to-one 15-minute session where you can discuss your projects, ideas and questions and get project specific help. This individual optional session can be booked either with Lucy or with Dr Selen Etingu-Breslaw, the Public Engagement and Impact Manager (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Technology).

Target audience
  • PhD students
  • Post-docs
  • Researchers
  • Public Engagement Professionals

Number of sessions: 3

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 20 Oct   10:00 - 11:30 10:00 - 11:30 Online Lucinda Spokes
2 Thu 21 Oct   10:00 - 12:30 * 10:00 - 12:30 * Online Selen Etingu-Breslaw
3 Fri 22 Oct   10:00 - 12:30 * 10:00 - 12:30 * Online Lucinda Spokes
* Optional session.

Participants of this course will gain an overview of public engagement and techniques to plan engagement. They will find out more about how the University can support their public engagement priorities, further training and funding opportunities and activities to participate in and develop their skills through.

System requirements

Good internet connection: the course will be held on Zoom.


If you have troubles joining the sessions or have any queries, please contact Selen Etingu-Breslaw (


One one hour and a half mandatory session, and one optional one-to-one advice session with the trainer.

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Public Engagement

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