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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:

Digital engagement opportunities

In response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak the Public Engagement Unit have created a programme of digital engagement events.


I'm a Scientist: online STEM engagement

Researchers and technicians invited to take part in I’m a Scientist. Help students stay connected with STEM, their teachers and their classmates using this online STEM engagement activity. Fill in a profile page, answer questions, and use the text based chat system with school students. Everything happens online; you take part from your desk or smartphone. There’s no need to prepare activities or leave your office, lab or house.

Take part in the Minerva lecture series 2020-21

The Public Engagement Unit is looking for speakers and content for the 2020-21 Minerva series. This series of events will involve both online and in person events showcasing research from across the University. Events take place monthly from September to December and January to July and have a typical attendance of 100 - 120 people from the local area.

Deadline 31 July.

Reddit Ask me Anything

A Reddit AMA (or Ask Me Anything) is an online event using the social news website Reddit, which allows users from all over the world to ask questions and interact with experts in particular fields.

If you would like to find out more about what an AMA is we've put together a short blog with details of the event.

We are currently recruiting researchers to participate in an AMA please get in touch with us to discuss taking part.

Research Talks at Lunchtime on Facebook Live

Research at Lunchtime is a new event we've created with the Social Media team from the Department of Communications using Facebook Live. This platform is a live video streaming feature on Facebook that allows you to broadcast a live video out to an audience through the University of Bath's profile.

If you would like to find out more about what these events on Facebook Live we've put together a short blog with details of the event and announced our pilot programme

We are currently recruiting researchers to participate in a Facebook Live please get in touch with us to discuss taking part.

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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.