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Public Engagement

There are a number of different opportunities for the public to engage with the BRU.  

You can attend public events and access information resources

We work with partners to run events open to the public, such as International Clinical Trials Day in May. To find out about future events please visit our Events section or contact [email protected].

You can visit our research theme read about our research theme pages. 

You can also sign up to our newsletter, which provides you with the latest news on our research. 

Open Days - Engaging with the public

There are always a few short presentations from researchers and lots of opportunities for people to chat informally to find out more. We also have demonstrations of our research equipment, so people can understand how the research is done.The BRU hosts annual open days for the public and patients to explore our latest research. We select a different theme each year, but always ensure we provide a diverse range of activities to appeal to different people.

Events are a great chance to meet people interested in our research and hear any feedback about our work.


We are dedicated to communicating our research to the public and have produced a number of videos ranging from Manchester Minute Microlectures, which are 1 minute videos explaining an area of research, to videos made with patients  to discuss their questions about musculoskeletal research.

Below is a YouTube playlist containing a selection of our videos which are available to watch. 

You can contribute to other activities with our partners

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT)

There are many ways to get involved with the work of CMFT, which we have listed below:

  • Sign up with the Patient and Public Involvement Team to take part in a large variety of projects, including sitting on patient panels.
  • Sign up to become a volunteer with the Trust's Volunteer Service, who play a key role in making sure that all patients and visitors to the hospitals have as positive an experience as possible.
  • Sign up to become a member of the Foundation Trust and contribute to future plans for these hospitals.

The University of Manchester

There are many ways to get involved with the work of the University, which we have listed below:

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