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Engagement training, workshops and hands-on engagement

A new public engagement training programme has been developed for public engagement professionals and researchers in the College, with a particular focus on early career researchers.

A public engagement newsletter has been created to help demystify ‘Public Engagement’, with face-to-face, interactive online training provided via a Public Engagement Development Programme comprising of three half day (online) courses.


Courses will take place online in May 2020 and further details will be sent to you following registration.

If you are staff or a postgraduate student at the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, you can register for courses within the Public Engagement Development Programme by selecting the course title.

Public Engagement MasterclassThis course provides a comprehensive guide to undertaking a public engagement activity.
Monitoring and Evaluating Public EngagementThis course introduces participants to a range of methods and frameworks to guide public engagement and evidence outcomes.
ISSF Public Engagement Grant WritingThese workshops are suitable for anyone applying for the ISSF Public Engagement Co-production Award. The workshops are beneficial for applicants seeking advice and guidance on completing an ISSF Public Engagement application for the first time or based on panel feedback for resubmission.

Courses will be delivered online using Zoom and the interactive presentation tool Mentimeter. Mentimeter is an online platform, so there is no need to download anything.

Courses are highly interactive and seek to develop new ideas and skills in participants.

'The Public Engagement Development Programme equipped me with essential knowledge and skills without which our team would not have gained ISSF3 funding. It has also increased my confidence to apply for public engagement funds from external sources to continue the project beyond the Proof-of-Concept.'

Dr Judith Harrison Wellcome Trust GW4 Clinical Academic Training Fellow, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

A list of trained individuals is being maintained to help researchers obtain hands-on engagement experience, placing them in a competitive position to apply for ISSF3 Public Engagement Co-production Award funding.

Further information

For more information about the Public Engagement Co-production Award funding call, application forms, panels and training please contact:

Carl Smith

ISSF Engagement Officer