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Getting to grips with public engagement

There are lots of reasons to engage with the public but one of the things people often mention is just how much they enjoy it. From capturing someone’s imagination to being inspired with new insights into your work, engagement brings great rewards.

Whilst our ‘plan it’ section aims to help you develop your ideas, this section provides practical help to design and deliver your activity. From working out your approach, to thinking through who you might work with, this section is illustrated with practical tips and case studies to help inspire your work.

There are resources to help you think through the skills and attributes you need to be an effective engager, a list of current training on offer, and ideas about how to get the resources you need to support your engagement work.

If you’re new to public engagement and need a place to begin, take a look at our easy ways to get started and don’t forget to check out the case studies, to explore the wide diversity of approaches to engagement.