Public engagement resources

In 2015 we successfully bid for £30,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to support a public engagement pilot training programme. The programme aimed to showcase the role of arts and humanities research in public policy-making processes. The main objectives were to:

  • Enhance all PGR’s awareness of the potential policy relevance of their work
  • Provide specialist practical training for PhD students and ECRs to enhance research impact and employability
  • Enable PGRs to build in appropriate policy impact to research design
  • Generate partnerships with a wide variety of public policy organisations

To achieve this aim the consortium held a workshop on ‘Becoming an Influential Researcher’ in November 2015, developed a range of online training materials (below) and published a report in March 2016.