Public Engagement

Public Engagement Conversations

PE conversations

Public engagement conversations provide a regular opportunity to network with others about engagement-related themes.

  • Interested in public engagement?
  • Want to meet like-minded people at the University?
  • Looking for some inspiring ideas?

Then come along to one of our Public Engagement Conversations, held at regular points throughout the year.

There is a wealth of engagement-related expertise across our University and outside of it and our free conversations are a quick way for people to share their ideas and experiences. Everyone is welcome - no experience in engagement activities is required.

Each conversation takes the format of researchers and professionals from within and without the University presenting on an area of interest, followed by Q&As. Sessions always run on a Wednesday afternoon, 1.15 - 2.30pm; attendees are encouraged to network following the event and tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided.

Upcoming conversations

Due to a current shortage of staff, we've had to postpone our plans for Public Engagement Conversations for Semester (2), but hope to be able schedule future conversations for later in 2018.

Past conversations & resources

2016 / 2017 academic year

Designing and delivering engaging exhibits: Wednesday 23 November 2016

The role of engagement in impact case studies. Wednesday 26 October 2016

Presentation: Public engagement in REF2014

Presentation: Constructing excellent impact case studies

Examples of 4* impact case studies

Engagement & Impact: Lessons from REF2014

Public engagement storylines

Evidencing impact: links to generic learning outcomes, generic social outcomes, and the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement's evaluation resources 

2015 / 2016 academic year

Influencing the policy process through qualitative research. Wednesday 20 April 2016

Advice on engaging with policymakers

Promoting your research through the media. Wednesday 9 March 2016

Promoting your research - presentation

Top tips on promoting your research through the media

Engagement at Festivals. Wednesday 25 November 2015

Find out more about the Bath Taps into Science Festival

Find out more about the Festival of Social Science

Find out more about the Green Man Festival

Top tips for engagement at festivals

School-University Partnerships: Research engagement with schools. Wednesday 21 October 2015


2014 / 2015 academic year

Engagement in Curricula - How can we embed public engagement into curricula? Wednesday 29 April 2015

Exploring various examples of how researchers have embedded public engagement activities into undergraduate modules.

Public Engagement & Impact: Risks, challenges and opportunities. Wednesday 25 March 2015

How the research impact and public engagement agendas connect with examples from the recent REF exercise.

Engaged Publics - Why do people get involved in research? Wednesday 25 February 2015

The motivations, benefits and challenges for members of the public who choose to volunteer in research. 

Engaging with Industry: Wednesday 10 December 2014

The benefits and challenges of engaging with industrial partners in research.

Art & research: Wednesday 12 November 2014

How can academics and artists work together to engage a wider public?

Citizen Science: Wednesday 8 October 2014

How best to involve the public in data collection and analysis.

2013 / 2014 academic year

Using Social Media to Engage: Wednesday 2 April 2014

How are researchers using a variety of social media tools to help raise their profile and maximise the impact of their research?

Engaging with Schools: Wednesday 5 March 2014

Learning how best to engage with children and young people in research, from primary school level up.

Public Engagement at Bath: Wednesday 5 February 2014

What can we learn from each other's approaches across the faculties and the School of Management?