Public Engagement and Impact

In recent years RCUK has placed additional emphasis on the importance of public engagement and impact, and this module will allow PhD students to explore key aspects.

The module will be held in two parts:

  • The first part will be an intensive single day workshop. This will start with a number of "taught" sessions to introduce public engagement and impact aspects. These "taught" sessions are followed with a hands-on session with the aim to generate public engagement material (both text and visual aspects). In the final session of the first day workshop the results of the previous session are presented and discussed.
  • The second part of the module will be a contribution to a public engagement event. The default for this will be an exhibition for the general public (e.g. in the Arts Centre or in Old College), with the expectation that each PhD student will contribute a visual/text display and that they will present at the opening reception.