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Public Engagement with Research

Online Public Engagement Resources (a selection)

As for many organisations and teams, the COVID-19 situation (as at March 2020) means we need to adjust the way PERu works.

In response to many requests from schools, community groups and individuals we have collated some of the team's favourite (and free!) online resources, for everyone to access.  We hope you find these useful and inspiring.

If you are thinking about running your own online event take a look at this advice from our colleagues at the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).

Curriculum content developed by UoS researchers

Resources for Schools

Primary, Secondary and FE level content to enrich the curriculum - developed by UoS researchers.

You can save the World! TEDxYouth Talk

You Can Save the World!

Making a difference in marine conservation - TEDxYouth@Bargate Talk by Libby Bowles, educator and marine conservationist. 

Free on-line course on the ocean

Exploring Our Ocean

Discover how you can play a part in the safe-keeping of the future of our ocean (free on-line course on FutureLearn).

Free on-line course about history of finance in art & culture

Understanding Money

Explore how money, investment and finance have been represented in the arts and popular culture (free on-line course on FutureLearn).

Free online support for EPQ or similar research projects

Developing your EPQ Research Project

Step-by-step guidance for undertaking the Extended Project Qualification, IB extended essay or any other scholarly research (free on-line course on FutureLearn).

Using images from ASK camera system we can learn more about the northern lights

Aurora Zoo (Citizen Science)

Find, classify and measure aurora to help researchers understanding how energy is transferred from space into our atmosphere and what it does when it gets there!

The Dark Energy Survey

The Dark Energy Survey

Explore 14 billion years of cosmic history with this international collaborative effort to map our Universe. 

Astrophysics video by Dr Emma Osborne on YouTube

The Extraordinary Universe

Bitesize videos to give you a taste of the physics behind some of the most abstract concepts of the universe with astrophysics researcher (and UoS alumna) Dr Emma Osborne.

Researchers turned comedians for a night!

Bright Club Southampton

Video selection of researchers turned comedians! Bright Club provided a way for researchers to engage with the public about their research using stand-up comedy (recommended: 18+ audience)

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