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  • Launch of the 2018 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement with Research

    The 2018 Vice Chancellors Award for Public Engagement with Research is now open to postgraduate researchers and academic and research staff. This prestigious award recognises excellence in public engagement and is now in its 8th year running. Find out more...

  • Body Image and Avon River projects launch

    The Public Engagement Unit’s biggest and most ambitious projects will be launching this year. Both the Changing Rooms; Changing Views and River is the Venue projects received £10,000 in funding from our Innovate programme to create innovative interdisciplinary engagement collaborating...

  • We’re not the only ones navigating change …

    Disclosure: Dr Jenny Hatchard is Research Fellow in Public Health Policy in the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath. Jenny’s research, funded by Cancer Research UK, explores how producers of harmful commodities such as alcohol, tobacco and...

  • Fake news and alternative facts

    Tess Legg is a postgraduate researcher in the Department for Health. She received a bursary to attend Communicate 2017, the UK's conference for environmental communicators. Below, she reflects on a panel discussion at the conference entitled 'Fake news and alternative...

  • Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    Fiona Gleed is a postgraduate researcher in Civil Engineering. She received a bursary to attend Communicate 2017, the UK's conference for environmental communicators. Below, she shares her reflections on the conference and of some of the workshops that he attended....

  • Learning how to communicate at Communicate 2017

    Russell Arnott is a postgraduate researcher in the Research Unit for Water, Environment & Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR). He received a bursary to attend Communicate 2017, the UK's conference for environmental communicators. Below, he shares his reflections on the conference and...

  • Reflections from Communicate 2017 - Researchers as brokers of communication

    Maya Singer Hobbs is a postgraduate researcher in the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies. She received a bursary to attend Communicate 2017, the UK's conference for environmental communicators. Below, she reflects on her experiences of the conference, of how it...

  • Art that inspires and engages

    Joanna Wright is a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences. She received a bursary to attend Communicate 2017, the UK's conference for environmental communicators. Below, she shares her experience of an 'Art Changes People' session given...

  • ChallengeCPD - Advisory Group meeting

    As part of our ChallengeCPD project we have convened colleagues from across the research and professional services community at the University, public engagement professional peers from across the sector and critical friends who will be able to help us make...

  • From BBC Bristol to the ABC Breakfast in Sydney!

    It has been over a year since we received our seed funding from the Public Engagement (PE) Unit to undertake a community based participatory research project and there is plenty to reflect on as I sit here in Sydney, Australia...