This 2-hour session explores why public engagement has become so important in today's higher education sector, and how individual researchers can benefit from getting involved. It also provides a snapshot of some easy routes into public engagement for those wishing to take the next step. Key content includes:-

  • Public engagement essentials: the support and guidance around public engagement in the UK higher education arena, and what we're doing at Aberdeen to help empower you.
  • The needs and expectations of different audiences and how this might influence the type of public engagement activity you do, including whether it is one-way or collaborative.
  • The logistics of public engagement including being realistic about the time, cost and skills required.
  • Methods of evaluating success and quality around the engagement activity you become involved with.