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Public engagement shares the benefits of transformative research with wider society. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, participation and learning.

Public Engagement for All with Research at Lincoln (PEARL), is a new RCUK-funded project investigating how the university can improve its public engagement with research, and putting new strategies in place to do so. This project will be looking to find out more about what you think of public engagement with research, and what you’d like to see more of. In response to this there will be exciting new opportunities, a conference, grants, awards training, support, opportunities to join up with other researchers – explore this website for more about the project and the opportunities available.


Seminar – 25th BarJuly – University of Lincoln – The Public House in the rural community

Are you interested in village pubs? If so, then this seminar could be for you. More info…

UoL Research GardenPEARL Grant Project Completion – University of Lincoln Research Garden at the Lincolnshire Show 2018 – On 20th & 21st July 2018, The Doctoral School ran the University’s first Research Garden, sharing the University’s research and inspiring the next generation of innovators. More info…

creative hub_2017mainUniversity Creative Hub to Bring Community Together – An innovative community hub will provide a unique meeting and teaching space as part of the regeneration of the Sincil Bank area of Lincoln. More info…




UL PhilUniversity of Lincoln Distinguished Public Philosophy Lecture Series 2017-18 (in association with the Lincoln Philosophy


Get Involved with Research

More Opportunities here

Untitled design (5)PEARL Survey – What do members of the public think of opportunities available getting involved with research?

PEARL is running a survey asking about what members of the public think of the opportunities available for people beyond the university to get involved in its research. The University wants to know what you think, and what you’d like to see more of. Find out more & take part.

If you have colleagues, friends or family who may be interested in taking this survey and letting us know their thoughts, please share it far and wide, as the feedback really will help shape how public engagement with research happens at Lincoln, and beyond.

TWO Survey opportunities in Human-Animal Interactions

DogpicThe Human-Animal Interactions team are currently running two surveys; Working & Being a Dog Owner and Pet Dog Quality of Life. More details on our Opportunities page.



Participants Needed for Brain Training Study in Type 2 Diabetes

thought-2123970_1920Researchers in the School of Health and Social Care are looking for individuals who are 45 years + and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes to help investigate the effect of brain training on brain function in type 2 diabetes.

The study will involve individuals being randomly assigned into either a brain training group or a usual care control group.

You will either be asked to complete 12 x 1 hour brain training sessions over 4-6 weeks (at home or on campus and attend to take study measurements or to carry life on as usual but be invited to the University on two occasions to take important study measurements. What are the benefits? You will be part of new and exciting research that could help people with diabetes keep healthier brain function for longer! In addition, you will also receive personalised feedback from each brain training task. Any questions, interested? Please contact Samuel Cooke on or 01522 835482