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BBSRC launches new public engagement training

17 May 2012

BBSRC has launched a public engagement training course to support BBSRC-funded researchers to carry out effective public engagement.

The course will offer attendees the chance to develop the skills required to carry out public engagement, including how to organise and evaluate activities. The course will help participants to engage the public with any social and ethical issues that their research might raise.

Course content will be delivered by BBSRC staff with external facilitators and tutors who will provide additional perspectives and specialist input.

BBSRC believes that public engagement with research is important and can have benefits for both the public and researchers. A two-way process where researchers and those they are engaging with can share and take on board one another's hopes and concerns can be particularly valuable. By providing training, BBSRC hopes that more of its researchers will have the skills and confidence to take their research out into the wider world.

The first course will take place in London on 10 July. Anyone supported by BBSRC, working on a BBSRC grant or based at a BBSRC-funded institute can attend, free of charge.

For more information on course content and to register for the course, please go to: www.bbsrc.ac.uk/petraining

Contact

BBSRC Media Office

tel: 01793 414694