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Public Engagement Unit

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

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.

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.

Physiology Society Outreach Grants

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The Physiology Society is offering funds for activities that increase understanding of physiology. Deadlines 31 January (up to £20,000) & all year (under £500).

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.

Speak up for Food Security

The Global Food Security programme’s annual research storytelling competition. Featuring a 2 day research story masterclass. Deadline 26 January.

Engagement opportunities

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

Famelab 2020 Applications are open

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FameLab is an international science communication competition, designed to train and mentor scientists and engineers in public engagement. Deadline: 28 February

Find inspiration

If you're interested in engaging public groups with your research and need inspiration, discover the different engagement methods used by researchers at the University.

Blogs from the Public Engagement Unit

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

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.