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.
In the short introductory film below, Prof O'Dell outlines the School of Life Sciences' public engagement strategy.
Our Activities and Events
Glasgow Science Festival
The University holds an annual science festival that brings science to schools, children and adults, no matter their science background.