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Public Engagement with Research

Public Engagement – what’s in it for PGRs and HEIs? Event

12:30 - 17:00
19 June 2013
Society for Research into Higher Education 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Dr Julie Reeves on 023 80594189 or email .

Event details

This external event is jointly organised by the NCCPE and the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE). Few would disagree with the widely held view in the Higher Education sector that engaging with the public is good for research as well as the ‘public’, but what is in it for Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs), their supervisors and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)?

Through presentations and group discussion, this seminar will explore and provide insights into public engagement - the challenges and opportunities – from both the postgraduate and the HEI perspective.

Key questions include:

  • How does public engagement activity benefit PGRs?
  • Should they get involved or does it interfere with their research?
  • If HEIs and funders want to encourage more of this activity, what kind of support do they need to provide?
  • What do supervisors and institutions get out of this, via their PGRs, and do we need more evidence to support the case for public engagement activity?


Event booking details

To reserve a place at this seminar please register at or telephone +44 (0) 207 427 2350.

SRHE events are open to all and free to SRHE members as part of their membership package. The delegate fee for non-members is £45. Non-members wishing to join the Society may do so at the time of registration and the delegate fee will be waived. Please note that places must be booked in advance and that a £45 fee for non-attendance will be charged if a place has been reserved but no notice of cancellation/non-attendance has been given in advance.

Speaker information

Dr Kath Woods-Townsend,Research Fellow and LifeLab Programme Manager, Southampton Education School, University of Southampton. Kath will be one of several presenters from HEIs and national organisations.

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