Public Engagement at SoLS

At the School of Life Sciences, public engagement is an important part of our activities and we endeavour to make our research accessible to as wide an audience as possible.

We aim to:

  • Let interested parties know about our progress and key developments. We want to show why our research is important and how it can or might impact people’s lives.
  • Stimulate conversation and debate about our research and encourage our audiences to contribute their own ideas.
  • Inspire and enthuse the public, particularly young people, about science in general.

Professor Kevin O'Dell, who enjoyed a four-year term as Dean for Public Engagement between 2016 and 2020, works with School staff and partner organisations to develop, coordinate, deliver and spread the word about our activities.

Dr Deborah McNeill, who is Director of the Glasgow Science Festival, which she co-founded in 2006, is head of the Public Engagement in STEMM group at the University of Glasgow. 

In the short introductory film below, Prof O'Dell outlines the School of Life Sciences' public engagement strategy.


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