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. 

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 has launched the OPD programme for 2018/19. 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. These workshops are highlighted in the accompanying document.

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. 

Full details on each course listed in the document, to browse all the courses available and to book a place please visit: www.dundee.ac.uk/opd

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. Click for details on projects funded by the Seed Fund.

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