Public Engagement

Improve your Impact

Effective public engagement can be a route to impact, a means to enhance your research's significance to, and use by, key target audiences. This is recognised by the University's Research Development & Support Office who have developed a Planning for Impact Toolkit to support researchers to think through who might benefit from their research and how.

This Toolkit helps researchers to gather information for the Impact Summary and Pathways to Impact sections of the Research Councils' Je-S application form. The Economic and Social Research Council's Impact Toolkit might also prove useful in thinking through these sections. The ESRC have also produced a range of impact case studies for inspiration.

If you're new to public engagement, do check out our what is it? pages that take you through the four stages of public engagement. Following these steps will help you to develop more effective activities. You might also gain inspiration and ideas from the series of engaged researcher and engaged activities case studies that we've collated.  

This section provides additional prompts to help you think about, and to undertake, more effective public engagement and includes a range of resources (guides, readings and videos) covering facets of public engagement.