Public engagement & society.

Communicating our research to inspire learning.

Connecting society with our science.

We support the Research Councils UK (RCUK) belief that engaging the public with research helps empower people, broadens attitudes and ensures that the work of universities and research institutes is relevant to society and wider social concerns.

Modern genomics techniques and big data-driven science lie at the heart of many breakthroughs in life science, with far-reaching applications affecting everyone in the global community. We believe that engagement with the public is of paramount importance to have a meaningful two-way dialogue about our research and the impact it has.

Our team regularly participate in local public events on and off site as well as organising for secondary schools, sixth forms, undergraduate students and other specialist groups to come and visit us. A highlight of our public engagement activity is our Scientists on the Loose programme, which allows our scientists to engage directly with the general public.

We are committed to creating digital and paper-based resources accessible across all ages and abilities, which are not only specific to our research but closely match the National Curriculum for KS1-4. We are proud as an institute that a large proportion of our scientists participate in public engagement events, which helps us continue to foster a positive relationship and awareness among the local, national and international community.

Public Engagement & Society Team.

If you have a question about our public engagement events or activities, get in touch with our team below.