This guide is aimed at researchers organising activities at public events. The researchers might be scientists, engineers, academics, or communications staff, but their common aim will be to engage the public with research.
We recognise that every open day, event or festival is different, and each will have varying audiences, staffing, resources, and expectations. However, across these public engagement practices there are commonalities in how we can access and engage with different audiences. It is with this goal in mind that the guide aims to act as a starting point for researchers hoping to plan new activities or reach different audiences.
The accompanying video can be found on this webpage: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/sciencecommunicationunit/coursesandtraining/practitionerguides.aspx