Public Engagement and Research – join the discussion

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From Vitae: The discourse on Public Engagement continues…

Join our online discussion and find out more about public engagement and its potential impact on you, your research and the public you engage with.

Comment on the articles, raise questions and post up your own articles and any useful or related web links that you want to share with others!  The latest article by a long-standing advocate of public engagement in the higher education sector, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, the President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Manchester, explores why public engagement is important for HEIs and research institutes.

The next two articles to be published are:

  • Friday 16 July: ‘Public engagement- a researcher’s perspective’ by Hannah Dee, computer vision researcher, postdoctoral researcher in Grenoble, France
  • Monday 19 July: ‘Researchers’ attitudes to public engagement’ by Simon Smith, Researcher, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds

Also, download your personal copy of the ‘The engaging researcher‘ booklet, developed in partnership with the Beacons for Public Engagement offering practical tips on public engagement.

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties in using this space please e-mail


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