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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.

Develop research for BBC platforms: New Generation Thinkers 2024

This prestigious scheme offers early career researchers the opportunity to develop programmes for the BBC. If selected, you’ll workshop ideas with BBC producers, get media and public engagement training, and a platform for informing and influencing public opinion, policy and practice.

Deadline: Monday 2 October.

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

An opportunity to showcase your research at the UK’s most prestigious science exhibition. There is an online information session with the Royal Society team on 5 September 2023 (12:00-13:00). The session has been recorded and is available upon request from

Deadline: 3 October 2023.

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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.