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. 

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

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

Students and Graduate School staff planning for the New Perspectives event

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 Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
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University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 8400