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Public engagement opportunities

Find out more about the current local and national engagement opportunities where you can put your public engagement skills into practice.

The Public Engagement Unit coordinates, in collaboration with a variety of organisations, a series of public engagement activities for researchers to get involved in, including:

Engagement opportunities

If you want to give engaging the public with your research a go, check out these opportunities.

British Science Festival

There are many opportunities for researchers to get involved in the British Science Festival 2022 in Leicester. Proposals are welcome from across the UK, from research that encompasses science in the broadest sense of the word.

Award Lecture nominations

The Award Lectures provide development opportunities for Early Career Researchers who are passionate about engaging the public with their research. Awardees receive a £250 honorarium, public engagement coaching, and the chance to present their research at the Festival.


  • Monday 6 December 2021

Open Call for proposals

Do you have an idea that showcases cutting-edge science that can engage an audience in open discussion about relevant issues that affect culture and society? The festival aims to programme a range of formats from talks to drop-in activities and creative content that challenges perceptions of what science is and can be.


  • Monday 14 February 2022

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Contact us

If you are interested in any of these and need some help or advice get in touch with the Public Engagement Unit and we can help you find the right opportunity.