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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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Make your public event count!

Have you organised or been part of a public event this year? If so, we'd love to hear from you and make sure it is counted in our annual Higher Education Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey return.

Find out more about how to share your event details
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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.

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.

Engagement Opportunities

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

Salisbury Science Café

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Share your research with an interested and diverse audience over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine at the Salisbury Science Café. Events from February 2024.

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.

Science Filmmaking Courses

Taught by an ex-BBC science documentary filmmaker, these courses give you the skills to make and promote films about research. 22-24 April

Science in Public Conference

This conference will provide a space to explore how the science engagement landscape has changed in the last five years. 8-10 July.

Celebrating public engagement

Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's Engage Awards and meet some of the people carrying out high-quality public engagement with their research at the University.

The Josh Award

Winner of the 2018 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Public Engagement with Research

The award celebrates the fantastic work being done by science communicators across the UK. Deadline: 14 April.

Blogs from the Public Engagement Unit

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

Images of Research is back for 2024!

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Images of Research is back by popular demand! Get involved and create eye-catching images to illustrate your work. Find out more about the 2024 competition.

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.


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