Public engagement with research
We are pro-actively engaged in the co-creation of knowledge for the greater good and we are always open to new ideas and collaborations.View content
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. Find out more about the Manifesto.
Mostly free and always fascinating, we offer a wide range of public engagement events throughout the year, highlighting both our values as an institution and our research expertise. Social justice is one of the pillars underpinning what we do at Winchester. We host high-profile national events such as the annual Peacejam UK. In October, we marked Black History Month with a wide range of events; in January, we marked Holocaust Memorial Day by highlighting postgraduate research into Holocaust Education.
We currently have two hands-on science communication displays created by staff and students at the Winchester Science Centre's new permanent exhibit on sound, hearing and vibration, (due to reopen in May 2021) and we are gearing up for COP26, the crucial climate change conference in November, with an exciting programme of events being planned.
We have a wealth of knowledge about the local and regional history, 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 led and coordinated by students on the MA Cultural Heritage and Resource Management (CHaRM) as part of their course. In 2020, with virtual being the new normal, students and academics rose to the challenge, with a cornucopia of podcasts, virtual walking tours, interviews and webinars.
Read the blog 'My summer organising events for a heritage festival' by CHaRM student Charlotte Tindle
Take part in our research
We currently run a number of research projects warmly welcoming external participation.
- Are you, or have you been, a volunteer in the Covid-19 vaccination efforts? Whether you're a volunteer driver or a specialist volunteer, our researchers would love to hear from you. To find out more and get in touch, visit the Volunteering Research Hub website.
- Have you been homeschooling during the Pandemic? Our social psychologists would love to hear from you.
- Are you an Allied Health Professions student? Take part in our AHPs Career Choices survey.
- Has your child been in broadcast media? Do you post about your children on social media? Find out more about our research into media and children's privacy, and get involved.
Find out more and engage with us
- Browse our public events calendar
- Explore our research and knowledge exchange
- Discover our Public Engagement videos: Inaugural Lectures, other talks and lectures
On Saturday 10 November 2018 the University commemorated the 115 fallen World War I soldiers who are buried in Winchester's historic West Hill Cemetery. A ceremony took place at the Cross of Sacrifice attended by University, local council, church and military representatives. Afterwards the names of all the 115 men were displayed at the University, which also hosted a programme of talks and an exhibition on the cemetery.