Public engagement with research
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Our academics generate knowledge and achieve impact in close collaboration with numerous organisations, institutions and individuals, regionally, nationally and internationally. The University subscribes to the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement's Manifesto for Public Engagement.
Our academic experts and students love to share their passion for their subjects and we offer a wide range of public engagement events throughout the year, from walks and talks to exhibitions and performances, as well as inviting the public to participate in our research (see below).
We have a wealth of knowledge about the local and regional history and archaeology, and our academics feature prominently in local annual festivals such as the BBC History Weekend. Since 2020, our annual participation in the Winchester Heritage Open Days is extra special as it is largely led and coordinated by students on the MA Cultural Heritage and Resource Management (CHaRM) as part of their course.
As a University that is deeply concerned with sustainability and social justice, we engaged extensively with COP26, the crucial climate change conference that took place in Glasgow in November. We joined the COP26 Universities Network and offered a varied programme of events; staff and students also travelled to Glasgow to add their voices to the growing chorus calling for urgent action on climate change. Find out more about the University's response to COP26 and explore our programme of events
Take part in our research
Help us capture the pandemic for posterity. Future generations will want to know how we spent our days; what was it like to live through a global pandemic from day to day? The University of Winchester is inviting members of the public to keep a diary and document their experiences of living during this unsettling time, to create an archive. Find out more about The Covid Diaries and how to take part.
Has your child been in broadcast media? Do you post about your children on social media? Find out about our research into media and children's privacy, and get involved.
Hear, see, watch our research
From 8 Nov. 2022 until mid-Feb. 2023, you will be able to enjoy a fascinating pop-up exhibition on the hidden history of 18th-century contributions made by indigenous and enslaved people on a Caribbean island to the emerging science of botany, dominated by white Europeans. The exhibition will be hosted by the Wycombe Museum.
Videos and podcasts
Many of our academics have produced fascinating video and audio material.
Discover modern historian Dr Natalya Chernyshova's podcasts and videos as part of her research on protest and conflict in Belarus, from the Soviet era to the current upheavals.
You will find a wealth of video material to explore on our YouTube channel, such as the dynamic Centre for Animal Welfare channel or the Centre for Performance Practice and Research channel.
Find out more and get in touch
- For further information or general enquiries, contact the Research & Engagement Officer
- Email us if you would like to be added to our mailing list for public events
- Browse our public events calendar
- Follow our research and engagement news on Twitter
- Explore our impactful research and knowledge exchange
Background image: Biological Anthropologist Dr Heidi Dawson-Hobbis and student Briony Lalor demonstrating skeletal analysis to members of the public in the Forensic Science laboratory.