External Engagement Toolkits

We will be developing this area to provide searchable content. 

But here is a table with some of our favourites.

We also encourage you to visit the NCCPE (National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement) website. They have created a wealth of resources to support high quality engagement. 




BBSRC Public engagement training handbook

A good general introduction guide with helpful definitions of PE, Science Communication, and Knowledge Exchange. Highlights why PE is important; with a “how to guide for events”, practical advice, question prompts and lots on accessibility. Evaluation section. References but with some out of date links.

Community Planning Toolkit

Nice approaches to Community Engagement (a little out of date) but links to lots of other resources. Good starting point for community-centred reference materials

Planning your public engagement - Wellcome

A guide for successfully evaluating science engagement events

BBSRC Guide to Presenting science at public exhibitions

Useful practical guide with helpful examples

How to…engage the public as researchers  NCCPE

How-to guide for citizen science projects with good practice examples.

Wellcome Public engagement Fund: What good proposals look like [PDF 371KB]

Excellent guidance on what funders like Wellcome value most in engagement applications

How to…evaluate public engagement projects and programmes NCCPE

Guidance on how to evaluate your public engagement programme


Evaluation Guidance - NCCPE

What to think about in terms of evaluation - linked to this a set of evaluation resources

 Queen Mary University of London - Public Engagement Evaluation Toolkit

Part 1: Quick Start Guide to evlautaion

Part 2: Toolkit - planning template

Part 3: Summary of Evaluation methods