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Public Engagement

You need to tell people about your research !! So how can we help....?


Research Harambee

We need to tell people about our research, we need to hear about other peoples' research. We need to be able to communicate our research to diverse audiences as well, The Research Harambee is a community led, designed and delivered event to celebrate PGR research at Warwick. Harambee is Swahili word meaning working together, pulling together, helping each other, caring, and sharing. It seem to sum up well what we hoped to deliver in our first Harambee in June 2019.

Sadly we couldn't hold the 2020 event so we are hoping to have a bigger event face to face in 2021. But what it will be, what will form part of the event will be entirely up to you. We will be putting out a call later this year to see who wants to be involved.

We hope to invite in our colleagues and friends from across Warwick, our local community and also some of the local schools to show how exciting a research career can be.

(3MT) Three Minute Thesis

Can you present your thesis in just 3 Minutes? Are you up for the challenge? You have three minutes, one static slide, no props, and no materials – just you!

Funding for PGR-Led Conferences

Annually we have supported PGR led conferences, seminar series or meetings around your research area. As we have all moved to online life, the costs have decreased and we have decided to re-evaluate our provision and support for this for 2020-2021.

Rather than ask you to formally apply for funding for events; we have decided that we will reduce the amount of funding available and put the saved money into hosting ( what we hope to be) the biggest face to face celebration of your research in the Research Harambee in 2021.

Small pots of money ( up to £50) can be accessed still by emailing me directly to help cover small expenses.(

We will be running sessions on how to organise online events, how to network online and importantly how to present online ( and also contingency plans for when your Broadband fails on the day of your conference...)

There is more information here on advice on how to set up F2F conferences and the conferences we have supported over the last few years.


Engage with the public- Training & Support

Preparing for your Public Engagement opportunities: practise presenting, design posters, how to fake confidence, network, storytelling and writing for different audiences. All this and more available through Researcher Development.

The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club works by recruiting, training and placing PhD researchers to work in state schools. Find out how we can help you get involved

BCThe Scholars Programme recruits, trains and places doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in state schools to deliver programmes of academic enrichment to small groups of pupils.

Through a combination of university trips, in-school tutorials and online resources, we support pupils aged 10-18 to develop the knowledge, skills and ambition needed to progress to highly-selective universities.

Researchers in Schools offers a bespoke route for PhD graduates to enter the teaching profession as full-time classroom teachers.

Working in partnership with other providers, we offer a programme of initial teacher training and ongoing professional development that equips participants to utilise their academic expertise to the benefit of pupils, schools and universities.

Warwick Public Engagement Team

Find out what support, training and events are available to you from the wider Warwick team.

More about The Brilliant Club here: