Training and events

There are a number of activities you can get involved in as a Public Contributor, from completing training courses to attending events.


We offer training for all Public Contributors, staff and students in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

If you would like to find out more or be contacted when dates for training and events become available, please contact us by emailing

Public Contributor induction session

The Faculty hosts an induction session for both new and existing Public Contributors.

The event is hosted by Dr Stephanie Snow, Academic Lead for Community Engagement and Involvement, and covers all aspects of being a Public Contributor within the Faculty, including presentations from a Public Contributor, researcher, and lecturer.

For more information, visit 2019 Induction blog.

Public Contributor social media training session (Twitter)

A social media training session focused on Twitter where you can learn how to tweet, what a hashtag is, and best practice when using Twitter. 

University events

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Public Contributor celebration event

This event sees staff, students and Public Contributors celebrate the Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) activities that have taken place within the Faculty.

It includes the Outstanding Contribution to PPIE Awards, which recognise the inspirational and dedicated commitment to PPIE in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. The awards are open to Public Contributors, staff, and students affiliated with the Faculty.

To find out more about previous events visit the Faculty news blog:

The event takes place annually in June/July. If you'd like to attend the next celebration event, please email us at to register your interest.

Manchester Community Festival

This free community festival is a family-friendly event with a wide range of interactive activities across The University of Manchester.  

For information about previous events, visit the Community Festival webpage for details. This is also where you will find upcoming details for the next Community Festival.

Other events