Public Engagement

Advice Surgeries

The Centre for Public Engagement runs regular fortnightly public engagement surgeries where you can pick the team's brains about projects, funding, logistics and more. The CPE team are aware of many of the different programmes and resources, so these offer an opportunity to find out about other similar activity across Queen Mary.

The dates and locations for the next few surgeries are below.

Email us to book a slot, or just come along. We'll be rotating around the different campuses and buildings, so if you'd like to host us, please let us know.


    • Tuesday 5 February, 10am-12noon, Senior Common Room, Queens' Building, Mile End 
    • Friday 22 February, 10am-12noon, The Shield, Charterhouse Sq campus


    • Tuesday 5 March, 10am-12noon, Senior Common Room, Queens' Building, Mile End
    • Tuesday 19 March, 10am-12noon, The Nucleus, Whitechapel campus


Public Engagement to Impact Advice Surgeries

We are running special advice surgeries providing advice specifically related to how to evidence impact from public engagement. The Centre for Public Engagement team will be joined by a member of the Research Impact Team. 


  • Tuesday 27 November, 10am-12noon, Nucleus Cafe, Whitechapel Book now -Biosciences with Reetika Suri
  • Monday 10 December, 2pm to 4pm, Senior Common Room, Queens' Building, Mile End Book now - Humanities and Social Sciences with Nusrath Ahmed- FULLY BOOKED

These Advice Surgeries are aimed at research active staff with potential impact work or who are thinking of getting involved with impact activities that relates to public engagement. If you have a question relating to public engagement more broadly, please visit one of our  

The Research Impact Team within QMUL can provide support with the generation and capture of impact. They offer strategic advice on how best to plan, generate, evaluate and evidence impact for grant applications, research projects and the REF.

To contact the Research Impact Team please email

How to Find Us 

Surgeries are usually staffed by one or two members of the Centre for Public Engagement, who will be sat at a table and keeping an eye out for anyone who might be looking for us. To know who to look for you can view our 'about us' staff .

For directions to our surgeries you can view the university 'How to find us' . We've also included more detailed instructions to our usual locations below:

Senior Common Room, Queens' Building, Mile End

The Queens' Building (number 19 on our Mile End campus map [PDF 912KB]) is a large white building with a clock tower in front of it by Mile End Road. To get to the Senior Common Room you will need to enter through the front doors and go up the staircase directly to the left of the building entrance. The SCR is behind the frosted glass door you come to on the first floor. 

If you need direction on the day you can ask reception in the Queen's Building Foyer.

Nucleus Cafe, Blizard Building, Whitechapel 

The Nucleus Cafe is located in the Blizard Building by Walden Street (represented by the Nucleus eatery icon in building 6:

Whitechapel campus map [PDF 576KB]


The Shield, Charterhouse Square 

Charterhouse Square is based by Barbican Station, The Shield is located within building 4 on this map:

Charterhouse Square campus map [PDF 1,940KB]