We work with researchers in a number of different ways to involve them in our schools activities.
If you’re a researcher and would like to find out more about how to contribute to our schools work, please get in touch.
Our schools workshops are run by our team of demonstrators, who are typically PhD students; we provide full training on the practical element of the workshop as well as introducing researchers to public engagement techniques. Once trained demonstrators run the whole thing, from setting up the lab in the morning, to leading the workshop itself and tidying up afterwards.
The school workshops are a great opportunity for researchers who are keen to engage with a ready-made and enthusiastic audience, without having to come up with your own activities yourself!
We often have schools arrange visits around the University and/or hospital sites and we encourage demonstrators and other researchers to contribute to these activities. This could be simply guiding students around the site and fielding their questions, or meeting with them more informally to talk about what it’s like being a researcher.
Public engagement training
We work with both the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the Faculty of Life Sciences to provide public engagement training for researchers. We’re keen to enable researchers to go and engage with the public with confidence – it is a rewarding and valuable activity.