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Public engagement has become increasingly important for universities, researchers and funders over recent years. You’ve probably heard the term discussed by your supervisors, peers or colleagues. But what actually is public engagement, and why should you care? This session provides an introduction to public engagement, looks at why it is important, and explores different ways that you might share your research with public audiences. There will be opportunities to discuss how you can engage different audiences with your research and a chance to practice translating the key points to a non-academic audience.

Who is this for?

- PGR students at any stage of study.

- PGR students interested in engaging the public with their research and looking for support and ideas to get started.

What will I learn?

- What public engagement is and why it’s important

- techniques to engage different audiences with your research and opportunities to practice