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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 Cardiff Science Festival

Cardiff Science Festival are looking for physical and digital events to be part of next years festival. The festival will take place from the 18 - 21 Feb 2021.

Take part in Swindon Science Festival

Swindon's Festival of Tomorrow is returning in 2021 and are looking for researchers to deliver a mix of physical, online, and blended activities. February 2021

Creativity in Science Challenge

Lifeology are inviting scientists to submit a 200-500 word mini-essay, story or poem about creativity in your scientific work. Deadline: January 31st

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.

If you would like 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

If you would like to participate in a Facebook Live please get in touch with us to discuss taking part.

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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.