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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:

Other engagement opportunities

Discover the range of engagement opportunities, run by external organisations, which you can participate in and find out more about how to get involved.


Einstein's Garden Accepting Applications

Einstein’s Garden is Green Man’s area for creative engagement with science, nature and technology. Each year we curate a lineup which fuses performance, art, music and research to bring the world around us and our questions about it to life in the most wacky and wonderful ways. Deadline: 6 March.

Film Screening Science Talks

The Little Theatre Cinema in Bath are recruiting researchers to give talks at screenings of RADIOACTIVE, the new Marie Curio Biopic, and WALL-E as part of science week.Film screenings will be taking place between the 9 and 13 March.

Engaging Holburne Museum visitors with maths

This summer, as part of a national tour of museums and galleries, the Holburne Museum will host the exhibition Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld. The team at the Holburne Museum are developing a public programme to accompany the exhibition and are looking for Mathematical Sciences staff and students to engage visitors to the exhibition with their work.

Manchester Science Festival Call for Proposals

Manchester Science Festival will take place 23 October -1 November 2020, with 23 October being dedicated to school groups from KS2 and KS3. The festival is looking to collaborate with partners to deliver meaningful, fun and engaging experiences to our visitors. Proposals can take any form, from participatory activities, through to workshops, exhibitions, immersive experiences to art installations.

Enter the Bristol Science Film Competition

The 2020 Bristol Science Film Competition is now open for filmmakers, regardless of experience on any science fact or fiction theme. Deadline 1 May 2020.

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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.