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Public engagement techniques

There are many different techniques and approaches for engaging the public with your work, some of which may be more suited to your purpose and audience than others. We have included some examples below of techniques that suit the three main purposes of informing, consulting and collaborating, though you can browse the full range of techniques on the left hand side. For an in-depth exploration of different public engagement techniques visit our case studies section.


To find effective ways of informing the public about your research, and to increase its accessibility. Possible techniques include: 


To better inform you on the public’s views and concerns about your research, and also an opportunity to hear fresh perspectives and insights. Possible techniques include:


To encourage public participation in your research by involving people as researchers for your project or develop collaborative research projects. Possible techniques include: