Course Details

The Engaging Researcher

Event Description



28 November 2017


9.30 am - 1.00 pm


Aimed at:

Academic and Research staff and PhD students


Do you want to learn more about undertaking public engagement in your research?

This event will provide researchers with the resources and time to develop their knowledge and plan for public engagement activity.  You will have time to consider how researchers can work in partnership with a wide range of audiences and develop public engagement activities around your research.

During the session you will hear from people who have worked with Queen’s researchers and the impact this has had on research.  You will learn how impact case studies for REF2014 were drafted and reviewed.  There will also be a number of practical exercises for you to complete around your research and public engagement.



  • Research Impact and the role of Public Engagement
  • Overview of Public Engagement
  • What do you think Public Engagement is?
  • Case studies – Queen’s Researchers
  • What skills does an engaging and impactful researcher need?
  • Exercise: Bridge, why should the public be interested in your research?
  • Writing your 50 words research statement or tweet
  • lunch and review of research statements


National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement:

Aims/Aimed at


Intended outcomes:

1. Participants will increase understanding of public engagement

2. Participants will review examples of public engagement

3. Participants will review their public engagement activity to date

4. Participants will reflect on how their research can link into public engagement activities

5. Participants will begin planning future public engagement activities.

Booking Information


Register for a course via Queen's Online: then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

Booking URL: Queen's Online
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Researcher Development, Public Engagement, Impact of Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381