Public Engagement Portfolio
Public Engagement Portfolio update for online training
Please note, that due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, all training has been moved to an online format. Please check the PDMS webpage for the latest updates for individual courses.
We are also working towards new training for online public engagement deliveries
We are currently facilitating online public engagement deliveries, which can be used to complete your PEP. One of these is a researcher 'Ask Me Anything', where members of the public can submit questions about your and your research. If you would like to take part please sign up on this form. If you have any questions, please feel free to email email@example.com.
If you have any other ideas we are more than happy to help support, you in your public engagement endevors.
The Public Engagement Portfolio is a training programme in public engagement for research postgraduate students, academics, research and professional staff at the University.
Engaging with the public is an increasingly important activity for all those involved in research. Interaction with non-academic audiences can strengthen the research question through fostering relevance, responsiveness, accountability, and also increase trust in the research process. For all those involved in research, public engagement activity also strengthens core skills such as project, grant, and budget management, alongside presentation skills and research profile.
This training portfolio brings together all the workshops and practical sessions you need to cover the practicalities of engagement and develop the personal and professional skills needed to organise, deliver, evaluate and reflect upon your activities.
Portfolio workshops and sessions
Participants are expected to attend the relevant core and optional workshops as discussed below and agreed with your own line-manager. You can book a place on a workshop via PDMS.
The portfolio includes six core sessions:
- four workshop sessions
- one delivery session
- one self-reflection report
Participants will also complete a minimum of six further optional sessions from a wide selection, reflecting the areas of self-development in public engagement most relevant to them.
In signing up to the Portfolio, you will be invited to an initial meeting to discuss your personal portfolio with the PER team. You will receive regular updates on workshops and training, and also information on opportunities for delivery and funding. Please contact the public engagement with research team with any queries by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any suggestions, problems, questions or queries, please contact email@example.com.