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Public engagement training

A programme filled with opportunities to interact with non-specialists about research.

Public engagement training at Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre
Public engagement training at Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre.

With a dedicated Public Engagement team, the Institute takes part in a varied programme of public engagement and outreach events including school visits and science festivals, as well as activities on campus including the annual Campus Open Day, and hands-on learning programmes at the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre and the annual Science Insights work experience programme.

Staff and students can find upcoming opportunities in the Engage@Roslin weekly newsletter.

‘Introduction to public engagement’ training

The team delivers this training session which covers the what, why and how of public engagement with research.

The session is designed to get researchers thinking about their personal motivations for doing public engagement, their unique research message and their potential audiences. It also informs researchers about how to get involved in public engagement at the Institute.   

This session is suitable for anyone new to public engagement or looking for a refresher. 

‘Communicating clearly’ training

This training session covers the importance of communicating clearly, how to avoid jargon and different techniques for communicating complex and abstract research.

The session is suitable for researchers that have experience of public engagement and/or have taken part in the ‘Introduction to Public Engagement’ course. 

Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre (EBSOC)

EBSOC is a purpose-built public engagement laboratory space on the ground floor of the Charnock Bradley Building on our campus, for use with visiting groups.

We want to give visitors to EBSOC a positive and realistic experience of science. EBSOC provides a space where visitors can experience hands-on, interactive activities linked to real-world research and/or clinical work and provides opportunities to meet scientists and clinicians.

Getting involved with EBSOC activities gives staff and students an opportunity to engage with a range of non-specialist audiences, from school pupils and teachers to community groups and international visitors, providing an accessible and non-threatening platform to talk about your research and raise its profile with our visitors.

How can staff and students work with EBSOC?

The simplest way to get involved is to join the EBSOC Team of staff and students who assist with the delivery of EBSOC activities. No previous public engagement experience is required, although specific laboratory experience may be helpful for some of our sessions - full information will be provided ahead of each workshop.


Related links

Join the EBSOC Team

EBSOC for staff and students (secured) (EASE login required)

Public engagement at the Roslin Institute