Engagement opportunities

As well as offering training, our team can help you find and get involved in activities where you can put your engagement skills into practice with face-to-face conversations with communities. Get in touch and tell us what you're interested in doing and we can help you find the right opportunity. All of our upcoming opportunities are listed below.

Showcase the impact of your research in an interactive event hosted by EPSRC (deadline 20 September, event 6 December). Raise the profile of your engagement and the relevance of your work to society. For advice email Ellie Cripps

Engage local communities about research in health by taking part in Fun Palaces (6-7 October). Fun and creative engagement events are taking place all over Bristol from Barton Hill to Yate. For more info email Tasmin Head.

Develop programmes with the BBC for radio and TV in AHRC’s New Generation Thinkers scheme (deadline 8 October). Early career researchers in arts and humanities can apply to develop their skills in communication and media. For advice email Ben Meller.

Take part in one of the biggest Science Festivals in the UK – Cheltenham Science Festival (2-7 June 2020). This year’s theme is “be the change” and there are opportunities to lead activities for families, adults and more (deadline 18 October). 

Support sixth form students completing research projects at the EPQ Mentoring Fair (5 November). At this one-off event students receive advice on their Extended Projects from researchers (any career stage/faculty). For more info email Diane Thorne.

Deliver activities about technology at Bristol Tech Fair 2019 (9 November), a celebration of engineering aimed at children and families as part of Bristol Technology Festival.

Are you hosting an event about technology between 26-30 November? You could include your event as part of Digital Bristol Week, in association with the BBC, to boost your profile. For more info email Ellie Cripps.

Take part in Bristol’s first festival that celebrates learning, the Lifelong Learning Festival and host activities for any age anywhere in Bristol (30 March - 5 April 2020). For more info email Ben Meller.

If your research focuses on health, tell the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute how they can support you to develop public engagement knowledge and skills in a short survey.

Support school students to build an electric car as part of the Greenpower competition. Chipping Sodbury School are looking for volunteers to support their Greenpower club (Mondays in term time, 6-8pm). For more info contact Ellie Cripps.

Share your research! Several local organisations have opportunities to talk to their members including Mensa (Bristol), University of the Third Age Monmouth, Sherborne Science Cafe and Bristol's Central Library. For more info email Ellie Cripps.


Need funding for engagement? Calls open now include: