Help and advice

This page is aimed at School of Biology staff considering new public engagement projects, and brings together information about resources 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

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,
  • the wider public,
  • 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  Find out more about the External Relations Committee…


Making media and resources for public engagement


This section lists people and departments at St Andrews who can help with the creation of media for public engagement, including:

  • print content for leaflets
  • posters and displays
  • photographs
  • audio visual materials
  • videos
  • e-learning
  • models
  • mechanical interactives
  • complete exhibition stands.

Find out more about making media and 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.

For more information, visit the press office webpage.

The Royal Society

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

School of Biology staff have 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 is available to download.

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 information can be found about BIG on their website.