Our training supports PE

How our training supports public engagement (PE)

Our training…

  • Prepares our attendees for participation in public outreach activities
  • Helps them to understand the political and social context in which PE activities take place
  • Assists and encourages them to put their public engagement skills into practice
  • Considers a range of methods on presenting contemporary research to different types of non-specialist audiences

The advanced training we offer further enhances public engagement because it…

  • Encourages attendees to consider larger scale and better targeted activities
  • Examines the process of successful engagement from ideas to delivery
  • Inspires participants to run new research-inspired events
  • Enables the sharing of experiences, allowing attendees to learn from the best practice of others

For more information about the ways in which our training can support public engagement, see the training options we provide.

Public Engagement training lies at the core of the research-based training activities of the EU-funded LASSIE initial training network. We asked the Training Group to provide appropriate and fun training for our young scientists during an intense two week programme of activities combining our science, professional skills and public engagement. The result was an outstanding success for all concerned!

Professor Martin McCoustra
Professor of Chemical Physics at Heriot-Watt University and coordinator of the EU FP7 funded LASSIE network