When interacting with the public, you are not only representing your field of research, but also the University of Dundee. Interacting with the public can be unpredictable as you could be engaging with anyone from 9 months to 90 and you may not know what to expect. If you haven't done any public engagement activities before there are courses out there for any type of activity you might be interested in. Visit the Public Engagement Training section to find out more, and if you are interested in training for a specific type of activity that isn't available contact us and we may be able to help offer or find a training course to suit you.
There are already lots of public engagement recurring series of events and festivals going on all through the year. The best way to get started is to volunteer to get involved with an already established event. The Take Part in Events page has information on our activities.
You know your own research better than anyone else. Who better to promote it and tell everyone just why it excites you to work in this area? The ways you use to share your research to the public are limited only by your imagination. So if you have a good idea but don't know how to get it off the ground, contact us.