Graduate School

Public engagement with research

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Public Engagement
describes the numerous ways in which activities and benefits from research can be shared with the public. We offer researchers a range of activities to help you get involved with public engagement. PE can inspire creativity and innovation; help to demonstrate research impact; generate public support for the University; and contribute to social justice and corporate responsibility. 

Get involved

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Entering our 3MT® competition is a great way to improve your public speaking skills, engage funders and access networking opportunities.

New Perspectives

An exhibition held once a semester where six postgraduate research students explore the relationship between a work from the exhibition and their own research.


The Graduate School offers a wide variety of public engagement opportunities from photo competitions to our high profile Research Showcase. There are also a number of public engagement related short courses available through the Graduate School and Professional Development. The University of Nottingham is committed to supporting PE with research, and is a signatory of the National Manifesto for Public Engagement.


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The University of Nottingham
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University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 8400