Forthcoming Public Engagement Events

This page provides an overview of upcoming coordinated events. For further information about these and other opportunities please visit 'Think: Public Engagement'

Coordinated Events:

Likely audience demographic: Those with an interest in digital media and factual documentaries.  Skills you may gain: Documentary making, exhibiting work, networking.

The British Science Association has a very broad view of ‘science’ which includes engineering and the social sciences. They are also keen to focus on societal concerns and ethical impacts of scientific research.  

  • UoB Community Day - 7 September 2014

This year Community Day will coincide with the British Science Festival. It will comprise a day of activities held right across University campus. The aim is to welcome the local community on to campus to explore the environment and learn about the work that is carried out here. In addition to researcher led activity, University museums will be open and fun family-friendly events will also be taking place such as a small fairground with food stalls. For more information on how to participate please email: community@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Likely audience demographic: The local community and UoB researchers/students.

Skills you may gain: Event management/production, curation/collaboration, networking, presentation & public speaking skills, tailoring material to a lay audience.

Deadline for application: CLOSED

Likely audience demographic:  Educators, academics, students, general public.

Skills you may gain: Event management/production, curation/collaboration, networking, presentation & public speaking skills, tailoring material to a lay audience.

Applications for 2014 now closed. 

Likely audience demographic: Educators, academics, students, general public.

Skills you may gain: Event management/production, curation/collaboration, networking, presentation & public speaking skills, tailoring material to a lay audience.


  • Association for Science Education Conference - 2015 dates to be confirmed .

Likely audience demographic: Science teaching professionals

Skills you may gain: Networking, increased awareness and understanding about school curricula.

  • Cheltenham Science Festival - 2015 dates to be confirmed

Likely audience demographic: Leading scientists, big thinkers, general public. Skills you may gain: Presentation skills, public speaking skills, networking.



Visit - Think: Public Engagement

Email - engage@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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Other events and ideas:

Think: Public Engagement

I'm a Scientist Get Me Out of Here...

Fame Lab

Dance Your PhD

3 Minute Thesis  - Read more...

Science Showoff

The Conversation

Linking research with local legacy

The Big Bang Fair

Plan and organise an event at the UoB Community Day

Use social media

Write a blog

Useful links:

British Science Association

Please email us to add other ideas to this list - engage@contacts.bham.ac.uk