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Build your engagement skills

Warwick Institute of Engagement is working with groups across the University to ensure that training in Public Engagement is part of every staff member’s experience of being at Warwick. From introducing Engagement in the Induction Hub for all new staff members, to making engagement an integral part of both Research and Teaching-focussed staff training programmes, as well as to our own suite of training courses (see more below), we want all Warwick staff – whatever their role in the University – to understand the value of engaging with the wider world and feel supported and empowered to engage. At the same time, the Institute is also working with the University Promotions Board to ensure that staff effort to engage are fully recognised and rewarded.

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Online Coursesmoodle logo
Courses Coming Soon:
  • Introduction to Engagement for Postgrads - Moodle Course
  • Introduction to Engagement for Undergrads - Moodle Course
  • Evaluating Engagement - Moodle Course
  • Engaging with Schools - Moodle Course
  • Developing your engagement skills - Moodle Course

Live WorkshopsMS Teams Logo

We'll be putting on a programme of development workshops from the Spring term onwards. To be the first to find out about these please join the WIE Network.


Create your own Public Engagement Zine, Wednesday 28 July, 12:30-2pm, Online

Join illustrator and science communicator Hana Ayoob for this creative workshop on zine making for outreach and engagement. Zines are simple, self-published magazines or leaflets. 

In the workshop, you will be guided through making your own zine exploring your work or another area. We’ll discuss the history of zine making, how to distil ideas into a few key points, different zine formats, and ideas for using zine making activities and finished zines in your outreach and engagement.


Lights, Camera, Action, Tuesday 27 July, 10am-3pm, Online

How do you take a concept and turn it into a short video for the world wide web?

​Starting with a basic idea, Sam will work with you to take your work and turn it into a two minute video ready to share as part of a real event!

​We'll explore scripting, Health and Safety, accessibility & more.


Storytelling for Research. Wednesday 22 September, 10am-12pm, Online.

How to captivate your audience with engaging stories?

Learn with Duncan how you can use the art of storytelling to engage with and captivate your audience. Whether through the medium of presentations, blogging, videos, podcasts, or others.


High quality Public Engagement. Thursday 14 October, 10am-12:30pm, Online

How do you develop High quality public engagement?

Through examining frameworks and tools and applying them through case studies, activities and discussions, you will develop a strategic approach to your public engagement practices.


Engaging Public in Controversial Research. Tuesday 9 November, 1:30pm-4pm, Online

How do you engage the public when aspects of your research are controversial or sensitive subjects?

Join this NCCPE led session to explore factors which underpin controversy, and learn how to better understand values of your target audience and to effectivly navigate controversial subjects.


External Training

The following training is available from external providers and comes recommended by the Institute Team. There may be a cost associated with some courses. If you do not have funds available from your department to access training but wish to take part please contact wie@warwick.ac.uk to discuss options. We have a small number of bursary places available.


Storytelling for Research with Duncan Yellowlees

Why, how, and what you need to know to make use of one of the most powerful communication techniques around. Make sure your research talks have the impact they deserve.

Take part in an online guided course in your own time.

Contact wie@warwick.ac.uk for a log in code (limited places available)


National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) Courses

The NCCPE offers a variety of workshops throughout the year, visit their website for details of what's currently on offer. Topics include:

  • Meaningful Online Engagement

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  • High Quality Public Engagement

  • Evaluation: developing your approach

  • Working in partnership - for researchers

  • Introduction to community engagement

  • Engaging the public with controversial areas of research

Have a suggestion for a training course or workshop you'd benefit from? Get in touch with wie@warwick.ac.uk.

You may also be interested in training courses offered by the Impact Team in R&IS.