Science in Society

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Public engagement - resources

Explore our ever-growing list of useful public engagement resources

Discussion lists

Many science communicators keep in touch using these free discussion lists:

  • PSCI-COM is a free email discussion list of about 2000 science communicators from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • BIG chat is the discussion list for the British Interactive Group (BIG), a friendly group of science presenters and designers of interactive shows and exhibitions where you can share skills and experiences.


How to do it
Practical guides for science communicators

Advice for presenters - the British Science Festival teamed up with science made simple to produce videos with hints and tips from some of the best science communicators in the UK

Communicating controversial science and risk
A number of institutions have excellent guides on how to communicate controversial science (including GM and animal testing) and risk and uncertainty



  • Becoming a STEM ambassador will give you training and free CRB check to work in schools.
  • Science Learning Centres provide high quality Continuing Professional Development for everyone involved in science education at all levels. 
  • The University of the West of England run a Science Communication masterclass - created to provide professional development in science communication.


Public engagement opportunities - we listed some opportunities for you


Suggested reading

Read some of the most influential reports discussing public engagement with science.




Sci Comm jobs 


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