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Public engagement network Exchange

Our Public Engagement Network for professional staff is centrally organised but community owned. We meet monthly and members are welcome to propose themes, lead discussions and share ideas, experience and best practice. Sign up to our network mailing list and contact us if you have an idea you would like to discuss at one of our meetings. Once you are a member of the network, join our Slack channel and continue the discussions online.

Check out our latest programme here.


Annual public engagement conference

We run an annual public engagement conference to provide a space for learning and skills sharing and to create a supportive community of practice. We invite leaders from within the public engagement community both internally and externally to contribute, including those from other HEI’s, UKRI, NCCPE, Wellcome, Cambridge City Council, our Museums, our professional colleagues and our Public Engagement Award winners.


Public engagement bulletin

Our bulletin provides an online channel for professional staff and researchers where activity, funding and training opportunities are highlighted and success stories, questions, challenges and resources shared. Sign up using the subscription form on this page.


Public engagement training 

All our engaged researcher training is open to professional staff. We run masterclasses for staff through our network so if there are specific areas you would like to discuss, please let us know.


Fancy a bit of a chat about your public engagement?

If you're a University of Cambridge researcher or PE person, we're here for advice, to signpost to information and act as a sounding board for your ideas. Interested? Book a 30 min slot and start a conversation with us! 

Dr Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement, all areas and schools - Mondays, 4pm-5pm
Dr Stefanie Reichelt, Public Engagement Manager, School of Clinical Medicine and School of Biological Sciences - Wednesdays, 12pm-1pm
Dr Selen Etingu-Breslaw, Public Engagement and Impact Manager, Arts and Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Technology - Fridays, 9.30am-10.30am


Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Research Impact and Engagement 

Our annual VC awards recognise the commitment of University professional staff in working with researchers and academics to facilitate research impact and engagement.