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Durham University

Science Outreach and Engagement


National Co-Ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)

The NCCPE was established in 2008 as part of a project to inspire a culture change in how UK universities engaged with the public.

This ‘Beacons for Public Engagement’ project has provided useful insights into how to galvanise universities to embrace greater societal engagement in their work. Hosted by the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, the NCCPE has been working with universities across the UK to embed engagement.

Their website has many useful guides, resources and toolkits. The following guide is useful for researchers who are new to public engagement:

Guide: Easy Ways to Get Started

Institute of Physics (IoP)

The IoP have produced the following guide to good practice when engaging the public: Guide to Good Practice in Public Engagement