Making science accessible and engaging is very important to STFC. Inspiring people of all ages- but most importantly, young people - is key in ensuring there will always be scientists and engineers to continue with the research that is so essential to our everyday life.
It’s not just young people that STFC has a vested interest in, however; the research that is carried out across the UK and around the world is made possible from money that comes from the public. By involving them with the work that is being done with this funding, there is a two-way process that benefits both. This sharing of knowledge results in a boost to the UK economy, through increasing people’s skills and employability.
There are several ways STFC engages with the public; the two most important being through funding and delivery. STFC offers awards, grants and fellowship schemes to people with new and exciting ideas about how to interest people with science of all types, as well as media and communications training programmes to improve the effectiveness of the public engagement people carry out.
STFC also has its own dedicated public engagement team, who are constantly organising opportunities for people of all ages to get involved either at STFC sites or at other places, such as schools and museums.
Aims and objectives
STFC's Public Engagement Programme's strategy, objectives and how it supports scientists, science communicators, teachers and the media.
Reports and research
Reports and research relating to STFC’s Public Engagement
educational and public engagement initiatives.