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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.

Take part in FUTURES2020

Taking place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November 2020, FUTURES2020 is a two day European Researchers' Night Festival. We have a number of opportunities for University of Bath researchers to get involved in, check them out.


The Public Engagement Unit during the coronavirus outbreak


The team at the Public Engagement Unit are currently working from home, but we're open for business continuing to support our academic and professional services colleagues.

You can reach us via our Public Engagement Mailbox.

Find out more about changes to our service
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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.


British Science Week Grants

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The scheme offers £500-£2,000 grants for activities that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented in science. Deadline 9 November

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.


Webinar: Moving Dialogue Online

This series of 5 webinars is aimed at helping professionals working with citizen engagement to find a way of moving their activities online.

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.

Science Communication 101

This training session will provide some tips on how to communicate science and is ideal for those who are new to science communication. 28 October.

Engagement opportunities

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


Reddit AMA (Ask me Anything)

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As part of the Public Engagement Unit's digital engagement programme we are looking for researchers to participate in an online event using Reddit.

Take part in Cardiff Science Festival

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Cardiff Science Festival are looking for physical and digital events to be part of next years festival. The festival will take place from the 18 - 21 Feb 2021.

Blogs from the Public Engagement Unit

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


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.