What we're working on
We deliver projects that develop our skills and experience as public engagement practitioners. We feed the learning from these projects into the support we provide to our researchers and partners.
Resilience through Nature
Funded by the University's Research Culture Fund, PhD students from different disciplines were brought together to spend time in nature and have space to discuss and express their feelings about the future in relation to their research and their roles in responding to the climate and ecological crises.
Citizens Researching Together
Combining the expertise and experience of Bristol citizens and academics, this project builds a fuller understanding of how Bristol’s economic, social and cultural life, and the lived experience of its citizens, have been shaped by transatlantic slavery. It asks how this history is still impacting on society today, and how the city can learn lessons and make changes.
The largest festival of research in the South West. Providing researchers with the chance to develop their engagement skills, inspiring young people and families, and celebrating the curious world of research.
Participatory Research Fund
Our Participatory Research Fund was set up in 2021 to support researchers and non-academic partners to work together to co-create knowledge whilst sharing power and responsibility.
Create to Collaborate
What role can creativity play in developing relationships between health researchers and community groups? Covering topics including young people's mental health, air pollution and hearing loss, this project brought together artists, community organisations and members of the public to meet on neutral ground in playful online workshops.
Read more about our Responsible Research and Innovation workstream, and how it's impacting the way we and our researchers work.
Find out more
If you'd like to know a bit more about a particular project, get in touch.
Over the years we have delivered many projects as a team, covering topics including the philosophy of science, education methods, performing arts, synthetic biology, health technology, local history, and much more.
University Staff and Students
Develop your knowledge and skills with training opportunities and resources via the Public Engagement Intranet.