Public Engagement Help and Advice

This page is aimed at School of Biology staff considering new public engagement projects, and brings together information about resources bot at the University of St Andrews, and elsewhere.  If you’d like to suggest additions to this page that you think Biology staff might find useful, please contact us at

The School of Biology External Relations Committee

The committee aims to promote and enhance the School of Biology’s reputation and relationship with students, staff, funding bodies, the media, government, and the wider public and business communities.

Questions regarding school public engagement, summer school programmes, School of Biology activities, or any other link with our broader community in Fife and beyond, can be sent to  More about the External Relations Committee…

Making Media & Resources for Public Engagement

img_6949In this section of the site information designer Steve Smart has listed people and departments at St Andrews who can help you to make all kinds of materials and objects – from print content for leaflets, posters, and displays, to photographs, audio visual materials, videos, e-learning, models, mechanical interactives and complete exhibition stands highlighting your work.

More about making media & resources for public engagement…


The University Press Office

If you’re organising any kind of public event, get in touch with the University Press office in good time.  The Press Office can help you to communicate information about your event to the media, and provide you with advice about how best to do this.
More here…

The Royal Society

The Royal Society has a longstanding reputation for excellence in science communication. The Summer Science Exhibition is a prestigious annual event which University of St Andrews projects have been involved in several times.

We’ve collated some of The Royal Society’s excellent advice for exhibitors, along with notes from Science Museum and British Interactive Group exhibit designers into a small pack of pdfs, which you can download here.

British Interactive Group

The British Interactive Group (BIG) is a not-for-profit organisation for all people involved in interactive science communication activities and hands-on education projects in the UK.
More here…