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Public Engagement Unit

We facilitate public engagement for our research students and staff to build links with the public.

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Public engagement with research

Find out more about what public engagement is, why it matters, how it can benefit you and your research and how to start engaging public groups with your research.


Public engagement at Bath

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How we define public engagement with research, our approach and how support staff to engage public groups with their work.

Celebrating public engagement


Join the Public Engagement Unit on Friday 21 May 2021, 1-2pm at Engage: Public Engagement in Practice 2021 to celebrate the public engagement achievements of colleagues from right across the University.

Register for a ticket to attend Engage 2021
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Funding for public engagement

If you have an idea for a public engagement with research activity these funding calls could help make it happen. Find out more about the current funding opportunities available from the Public Engagement Unit and other funding organisations.


Public engagement training and learning opportunities

Develop your public engagement knowledge and skills with these training opportunities and learning resources from the Public Engagement Unit and other organisations.


BIG Science Communication Socials

BIG’s Sci Comm Socials are a regular social gathering of people who work in, or are interested in, science communication, outreach or public engagement in STEM.

Online Science Filmmaking Courses

Taught by an ex-BBC science documentary filmmaker, these courses give you the skills to make and promote engaging films about research. March - September.

Engagement opportunities

Put your public engagement skills into practice with these engagement opportunities run by the Public Engagement Unit and other organisations.


Get involved in community radio

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Morning Connections is a new broadcast magazine show on Soundart community radio where communities are in control. Find out more about how to get involved.

Celebrating your public engagement achievements

If you're looking for recognition for your public engagement work, check out the award schemes run by the Public Engagement Unit and other organisations.

Blogs from the Public Engagement Unit

Keep up-to-date with our latest work and thinking about public engagement from the Public Engagement Unit.


FUTURES festival returns for 2021

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The FUTURES engagement festival is back for another year as part of European Researchers’ Night after securing funding from the European Commission.

Public Engagement Unit projects

Discover more about the Public Engagement Unit's projects and initiatives to embed a positive culture of public engagement with research at the University of Bath.


Engaged360@Bath

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Embedding a positive culture of public engagement with research at the University of Bath.

ChallengeCPD@Bath

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Investigating the provision, uptake and impact of training and professional development opportunities for researchers in public engagement.

Community Matters

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A collaborative project between community organisations and University of Bath researchers to undertake community-based participatory research.

Manifesto for Public Engagement

The University of Bath is a signatory to the Manifesto for Public Engagement. Developed by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, the Manifesto outlines the three principles that support a positive culture of public engagement.


About us

We facilitate high-quality public engagement for staff and students, building mutually beneficial links between our research and the public. We build and sustain institutional capacity for public engagement and aim to support researchers from all disciplines whatever their level of expertise.

Our work covers opportunities for researchers to; develop their skills, practice and understanding of public engagement and be recognised and rewarded for their public engagement work.

Contact us

Get in touch if you have any questions about our services.