Engagement at Festivals- Online Training, 2/2/2021

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate (Online)
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In this online course, participants will learn top tips and gather ideas for engaging the public in a festival setting. We will consider who attends festivals, what their needs as festival-goers are and how best to engage them with research in innovative ways. Participants will have a chance to develop their own ideas, which will help them to successfully communicate research to a non-academic audience. We'll encourage participants to think beyond talks and information stands, exploring case studies of creative festival engagement. 

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understand the needs of a range of festival-goers
  • Explore a range of activities that could be delivered in a festival setting
  • Begin to develop their own ideas for delivering research-led engagement activities for (upcoming) festivals
  • Consider how to evaluate festival activities


This course will be facilitated by Helen Featherstone. Find out more about our experienced training team here.

Course Fee

£60 per delegate (standard ticket) or £50 for PEP Network Members.

It is free to join the NCCPE's public engagement professionals network (or PEP Network), which aims to support public engagement professionals across the UK working in higher education and research to access CPD, peer support and the latest thinking on engagement.

Please note, booking for this training session closes on Friday 8th January 2021. If you miss the booking deadline please email us to enquire about availability of places.