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We are here to support you to support the researchers in your department!

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Public engagement network Exchange

Our Public Engagement Network for professional staff is centrally organised but community owned. We meet termly and members are welcome to propose themes, lead discussions and share ideas, experience and best practice. Get in touch if you have an idea you would like to discuss at one of our meetings.

Annual public engagement conference

We run a 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 email list

Sign up using the public engagement email list here. And of course, follow us on twitter too, we are @CamUniEngage 

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, 16:00 - 17:00pm
  • Dr Diogo Gomes, Public Engagement and Communications Manager, School of Clinical Medicine and School of Biological Sciences - Wednesdays, 12:00 - 13:00pm
  • Dr Claudia Antolini, Public Engagement Manager, School of Physical Sciences and School of Technology - Thursday, 14:00 - 15:00pm

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.