Outreach Working Group
'Our vision is to embed high-quality and innovative public engagement as an integral part of research culture and practice at Oxford, enhancing our position as a world-leading research institution.'
Public Engagement with Research Strategic Plan, University of Oxford.
The NDS OUTREACH WORKING Group
The NDS Outreach Working Group was set up in 2015 with the purpose of seeking opportunities to raise awareness within the local, and wider, community about the work that we do and the opportunities for careers in surgical sciences.
Jane Niederer, the Lead Research Nurse for the Surgical Research Team, and Louise King, the NDS Communications and Public Engagement Officer, co-chair the NDS Outreach Working Group. The Working Group meet regularly to devise an outreach strategy for the department and to make contact with local schools and other institutions.
Staff members can view the minutes from these meetings on the Intranet (requires SSO).
There's always a great atmosphere at NDS outreach events. The public, and particularly parents, are very grateful for us providing this resource and communicating our research in a dynamic and enjoyable way. It's gratifying knowing you've contributed to a really memorable day for people who take part, and to the visibility of women in STEM too. - Miriam O'Hanlon
If any members of staff are interested in joining the NDS Outreach Working Group or becoming involved in some of our public engagement activities, we’d be delighted to have you.
Please contact Louise King for more information.