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Our Institute team is comprised of engagement and events professionals who can provide advice and support to researchers from postgraduate level up who are looking to undertake engaged research activities.

We hold expertise in designing and delivering effective research events and festivals activities, in research communications activities, and in the processes and practices that lie behind the generation and delivery of impactful socially engaged research.

We provide a range of opportunities and resources that support researchers to raise the visibility, quality and impact of their engaged research. 

These include:

Each year, we provide a diverse range of professional development workshops for those researchers looking to develop skills in socially engaged research and / or to raise the profile of their research through communications and impact activities. We either use our in-house expertise to deliver these workshops or we source external experts. Previous workshops we have delivered include: ideas generation activities for innovative research projects, how to create successful podcasts, how to design effective festival activities, skills for facilitating successful research collaborations and video skills for researchers.

Check back on this page regularly for the latest upcoming workshops. Or follow us on Twitter or sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our offerings.

AHRI Professional Development Workshops

The Faculty’s Impact Manager, Ana Rita Rodrigues (, can advise on all impact-related issues with regards to grants, including Pathways to Impact statements. However, if you are developing a research project that involves extensive civic or public engagement activities, then Ed Stevens (Research Institute Manager, can advise.

Ed is also able to advise researchers interested in applying to public engagement-specific calls (e.g. the annual Being Human Festival or the British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Awards).

The AHRI team can provide advice on how best to evaluate events and / or have a look at some of the evaluation guides provided further down this page.

We offer research communications support with the aim of increasing the profile and visibility of Arts & Humanities research and researchers, in particular interdisciplinary and socially engaged research.

Several communications related training workshops are offered each year and for 2019/20 there will be a call offering a limited number of small communications training bursaries in order to increase the impact of applicants’ research. Further details on this will be circulated in due course.

In order to enable researchers to develop engaging digital content we offer the use of some easy to use equipment for making podcasts and short social media videos. We have an iPad, lapel mic and tripod available to borrow for videos and a Blue Yeti Pro microphone and headphones available for podcasts. Please email if you would like to borrow these.

A useful guide when starting to think about using social media for research is this one from the NCCPE:

What works engaging the public through social media

Requests for Faculty research-focused events support should go through the Faculty Events Team. The Faculty Events Team can support academic staff with the organisation of their research-focussed events. Through a light touch application process, they aim to support as many events as possible across the Faculty and can offer guidance and advice at any stage of your event planning.


You can find full details here:

Events management and marketing

King’s Engaged Research Network (KERN) aims to foster a growing community of researchers interested in developing and sharing best practice for engaging diverse audiences with research. It offers monthly newsletters, opportunities to get involved and information on funding and resources. KERN is open to researchers, clinical and technical staff and postgraduate students at the university.

King’s Engaged Researcher Network

14 Nov

MAs recruitment evening

14 November 2019

Interested in pursuing an MA in Medieval Studies or Medieval History at King’s? Come learn more…