Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Public Engagement and Impact
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Contribution to a public engagement event  100%
Supplementary Assessment Same public engagement material as before, suported by a smaller event / presentation  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Have an understanding of public engagement, and engagement events.
2. Have an understanding on how their research can generate impact.
3. Generate public engagement aspects/events/material.
4. Have an understanding of how to capture, audit and evaluate engagement.

Brief description

This module will form an integral part of a suite of RT masters courses being developed across the University. Through this module Masters and PhD students will gain a broad knowledge of a range of transferable skills which they can apply in a variety of research contexts.


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 run in two parts.

Part one will be an intensive single day workshop.
Part two will be a contribution to a public engagement event.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Text, visual and interaction with public covered
Information Technology Text and visual aspects being developed and appropriate IT needed
Personal Development and Career planning Understanding of both public engagement and impact is covered
Research skills Audience identification, text writing, visual material development, evaluation of public engagement events
Team work There are several elements within the module which rely on peer assessment and feedback


This module is at CQFW Level 7