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Wed 19 Apr 2023
10:00 - 11:30

Venue: Online

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Engaged Researcher Online - Working With Schools

Wed 19 Apr 2023


Engaging young people with your research can be very worthwhile and rewarding. This training session will support you with your public engagement work with schools by introducing you to the UK school system and discussing how public engagement work can fit with existing school priorities. We will consider ways in which your work can make an impact and briefly consider how public engagement can work with underrepresented groups and contribute to diversity and inclusion initiatives. You’ll be introduced to ways in which the University already works with schools to provide you with ideas for collaboration. Lastly, we’ll begin to think about how to plan and design activities suitable for school audiences.

At the end of this session, you’ll hopefully feel more confident about how to work effectively with schools and can start thinking about your own public engagement work. The group session will be followed by the opportunity for a one-to-one 15-minute session with the trainer where you can discuss your projects, ideas and questions and get project specific help.

This course will be led by Diogo Martins Gomes. Diogo is a Public Engagement and Communications Manager at the University of Cambridge with experience of working in the higher education industry.

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

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 19 Apr 2023   10:00 - 11:30 10:00 - 11:30 Online Dr Diogo Martins-Gomes

Provide an overview of:

  • the UK school system
  • how public engagement work can make an impact, work with underrepresented groups, and contribute to diversity and inclusion
  • how the University already works with schools

After the course participants will be able to:

  • consider why they want to work with schools
  • understand school priorities and how to effectively work with schools
  • begin to plan and design activities for a school audience
System requirements

Good internet connection. The training will take place on Zoom.


If you have troubles joining the sessions or have any queries, please contact the Engaged Researcher team:(


One and a half hour group/plenary session. Optional thirty minute 1:1 sessions are available with the trainer.

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