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Training and learning opportunities for public engagement

Resources and training opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills in public engagement from the Public Engagement Unit and other organisations.

The Public Engagement Unit works with colleagues across the University to develop and deliver training for public engagement through existing professional development opportunities such as the Bath Course, the Bath Prize Fellowships and DoctoralSkills with the Doctoral College.

We have also developed a range of resources and materials you will find on this page to help you develop your knowledge and skills in public engagement.

Public Engagement Knowledge Hub

An online learning tool for anyone interested in public engagement with research.

The Public Engagement Knowledge Hub is an online learning tool to introduce you to the foundations of high-quality public engagement. The Knowledge Hub, developed by the Public Engagement Unit, is open to anyone with an interest in public engagement and is now available on Moodle (and no, there isn't an assessment involved!).

If you are thinking about undertaking a project to engage public groups with your research, the Public Engagement Knowledge Hub is an online course with resources and activities that will help you to get your idea up and running and ensure your public engagement activity is successful.

You can self-enrol to the Public Engagement Knowledge Hub on Moodle to access a wide range of courses.

Training opportunities

Find out more about the opportunities for professional development in public engagement run by a variety of organisations.

Bespoke Training from the Public Engagement Unit

Do you have an idea for a training session but can't find a provider? The Public Engagement Unit can help. Contact us at to arrange a meeting.

Science Filmmaking Course

Taught by an ex-BBC science documentary filmmaker, these courses give you the skills to make and promote engaging films about research. Courses include an online introduction to filmmaking on 6 June, a science filmmaking workshop on 23-24 April and a science filmmaking residential in Portugal in the Autumn (dates TBC).

Public engagement for data science and AI research

This 3-part online introductory training course aims to give data science and AI researchers the confidence to engage with diverse public groups. March 2023.

DICE Masterclass on Patient and Public Involvement

This masterclass will give you the chance to learn from experts in patient and public involvement and hear from public contributors. 27 March, Derby.

A free, online workshop to beat Imposter Syndrome

Google's #IAmRemarkable workshops are designed to help women and underrepresented groups improve their self-promotion skills. Join a free online workshop run by Science Communicator Ashley Kent on 18 and 26 April 2023.

UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum 2023

The UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum is an annual event for all those with a passion for ensuring that knowledge makes a positive difference to society. 24 April.

BIG STEM Communicators Conference 2023

The BIG Event is a three day get-together to share skills and experiences, develop professional links and keep up with the STEM engagement field. 26-28 July.

Training and development frameworks

There are a variety of training and development frameworks to help you understand how public engagement can fit into your professional development.

The training and development frameworks in higher education that recognise the value of the skills and qualities involved in public engagement practice include:

Vitae's Public Engagement Lens on the Researcher Development Framework that highlights how public engagement is part of the professional development of researchers, providing an overview of the key knowledge, behaviours and attributes typically developed by researchers that can be acquired through, or used in, public engagement activities.

The Association of Research Managers and Administrators' Professional Development Framework that identifies public engagement as central to the translation of research.

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If you are interested in developing your skills and knowledge of public engagement and would like to attend any of these opportunities the Public Engagement Unit can help.