Public Engagement


Connect! provided plenty of networking opportunities between researchers and a range of publics

Project contact:


  • Local government representatives
  • Schools
  • Health professionals
  • Charities 

Engagement activity:

A day-long event bringing together researchers and public stakeholders with a collective interest in various aspects of children's and young people's wellbeing to share knowledge and experiences in this field. 

Project summary

This project, led by early career researchers from across the University's Department for Health, brought together 32 guests from local organisations, charities, government and academia in order to initiate dialogue around various aspects of children's and young people's wellbeing; this area of research is the remit of the Physical Cultural Studies Research Group (PCS). 

The event encouraged the sharing of knowledge and experiences in this research field through a mix of keynote presentations, poster sessions, panel sessions, Q&As and informal networking opportunities.

Taking place in the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution in central Bath, the day facilitated a number of new contacts and plans are now afoot to host follow-up workshops with the aim of developing links with external organisations that can inform future grant applications.

The PCS Group have created a short video that captures the event:

Find out more about the project

For further details on the project including the benefits to the researchers and the publics, things they would do differently and their top tips, download the case study.

Watch an Ignite talk about the project: