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Public Engagement Training

Regardless of how much experience you have at engaging the public with your research, there are always opportunities to develop your skills and improve your technique.

For MRC researchers and staff interested in public engagement training opportunities please contact: publicengagement@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk

MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Award offers all shortlisted MRC-funded PhD entrants an opportunity to attend a science writing masterclass.

Further training opportunities

The MRC support Sense about Science - Voice of Young Science Workshops and encourage early career researchers to attend these free events if they are passionate about science and want to communicate to a wider audience.

British Science Association Media Fellowships - provide a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend three to six weeks working at the heart of a media outlet such as the Guardian, the BBC or Nature News.

Science Communication Conference -this annual two day event brings together those who work in public engagement with science, to share new ideas and inspiration that will move the sector forward –the Conference includes sessions for all levels of experience, with three streams to help people choose the right session for them: Interested, Experienced and Expert.

NCCPE Engage Conference - National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement  event held in Bristol each year, provides an opportunity for all those interested in HEI public engagement to come together, to be inspired, challenged and refreshed.

BBSRC media training course - provides an introduction to the media and how to use it to promote science. 

BBSRC public engagement training course - aims to inspire and support researchers to carry out effective public engagement that reflects upon the social and ethical perspectives of their work.