Public Engagement Training

The University of Cambridge Public Engagement Team provides a portfolio of transferable skill trainings and support for PGR students, researchers and professional staff. The ‘Engaged Researcher’ training covers all areas of professional engagement with research by combining expert lead practical workshops and taught sessions.

Civic responsibility and research engagement with stakeholders and public audiences is becoming an increasingly important element within the research cycle and often requires new and additional skills. The Engaged Researcher training portfolio provides the support needed to organise, develop, deliver, communicate, publish and evaluate your Public Engagement activities.

No Public Engagement story is the same and this is reflected in the diversity of the training programme: From stand-up comedy to grant writing – find the trainings that match your needs and career profile and combine them into your personal training suite.

A list of all upcoming trainings bookable with your CRSid.

Please get in touch with Dr Alina Loth or Dr Diogo Gomes with any training related queries.


Trainings include:

Working with audiences and external partners

  • Working with schools
  • Working with museums
  • Working with businesses
  • An introduction to Public and Patient Involvement and Engagement (PPI/E)

Communication and media

  • Media training
  • Public Engagement and Social Media
  • Animate your research
  • Filmmaking
  • Comedy in communicating your research Podcast training
  • Finding your research story
  • Telling your research story

Project Management and Impact

  • Practical Public Engagement
  • Evaluation
  • Grant writing

The team also runs the Rising Stars as a biannual training programme.