University of Dundee

Support for Researchers

Tips and Tools for how to get involved in public engagement

What can we do for you?

Whether it's help with a public engagement grant section, training, planning an activity or support for evaluation and reflection, the SLS Public Engagement team are here to help!

With a wide range of expertise from academic research and publishing to informal learning and science communication we are here to support your public engagement endeavours. 

Events

Regular calls to participate in School-led events are communicated via email. If you want to take part in other events or organise your own, contact us directly or attend one of our monthly drop-in sessions (details below).

If you have participated in an event, please fill out our questionnaire so we can track levels of engagement from staff and students in the School.

Resources

There's no need to reinvent the wheel! The team has put together helpful resources to make your public engagement experience as smooth and robust as possible.

Training

Organisational and Professional Development have a programme that runs throughout the academic year. There are a number of workshops (many only a half day in length) which are public engagement related or provide opportunities to learn skills that can translate to public engagement activities. To browse all the courses available and to book a place please visit: www.dundee.ac.uk/opd

If you don’t see a training opportunity that you feel would help you with your participation in public engagement please email us at SLS-PublicEngagement@dundee.ac.uk or come and speak to Amy Cameron, Erin Hardee and Ali Floyd at their monthly public engagement drop-in session on the third Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Street.

University of Dundee Public Engagement Network

The University of Dundee Public Engagement Network is a group of people committed to public engagement. Open to all staff and students who have direct roles in delivering, advising or supporting public and community engagement activity. The Network meets every 6-8 weeks. More information and how to join the Public Engagement Network, check out the UoD Public Engagement website.

Seed Funding

We provide seed funds to University staff and students for competitive researcher driven projects to develop novel public engagement ideas within the Wellcome Trust remit. Use our Public Engagement with Research Planning Guide to see if your seed fund idea fits with our School strategy. Click for details on projects funded by the Seed Fund.

Need funding of less than £100? If you need to pay for items for events or for transport to attend an event you are participating in, apply to the Public Engagement Small Funding Scheme. Applications are taken all year round but need to be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.

Have a question for our Public Engagement team?

Come and speak to Erin Hardee, Ali Floyd and Amy Cameron at our monthly drop-in sessions in the Street. These are held at 10 am on the third Wednesday of the month. 

Alternatively, contact us: SLS-PublicEngagement@dundee.ac.uk