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We want to make sure people know about the cancer research we fund, have the opportunity to learn and feel informed, ask questions, give feedback and see our researchers in action. Even though cancer is an extremely sensitive and emotive topic, we try to make our engagement activities as interactive and interesting as possible.

Public Engagement with Research – Opportunities and inspiration

There are many different ways you can share your research and we’ll support you as much as we can. We believe the communication skills you develop will be of benefit to you in your career and to us, as you effectively engage with our staff, volunteers and supporters


“I’m so grateful for all the opportunities and support that Tenovus offered me throughout my PhD. These experiences have significantly contributed to my development as a scientist and I had never imagined I would have loved outreach as much as I do now.” 


Dr Silvia Ziliotto, Cardiff University

Lab tours

These are very popular and involve a group of our supporters coming in for two hours (maximum) to hear about your research and see inside the labs.

Shop visit

In the past students have visited their local Tenovus Cancer Care shop with Lisa to talk to customers about the research they are helping to fund by buying or donating something in our shops.

Talks/workshops at Tenovus Cancer Care head office

The staff here at Tenovus Cancer Care love hearing about the research we fund, so there are opportunities for you to come to head office to talk to staff about your research.

Talking to our supporters at events

We regularly hold events for our supporters or potential supporters, such as our Cancer Free Future Events, and a talk from one of our students about their research is always popular.

Social media engagement

Social media is a great way to tell people about your research! If you would like to take-over one of our main accounts (Twitter or Instagram) to share with our followers what a day in the lab/a day doing cancer research is like, let us know and we can arrange this with our comms team.

Science Festivals

These are usually large events where we can reach many people who may have never heard of Tenovus Cancer Care or the research we fund before, and we usually ask a group of students to help us run a stall or workshop. Annually we attend – Cardiff Science Festival (Feb), Merthyr Science Festival (July) and Swansea Science Festival (October).

Wales Cancer Partnership Communications and Engagement Group

We are members of the Wales Cancer Partnership Communications and Engagement Group. The Wales Cancer Partnership was established with the ambition to bring together cancer organisations across Wales. There are over 20 members of the partnership, all with the same ultimate goal: to tackle cancer.

Get in touch

Please get in touch if you’re interested in our engagement activities. We’ll be in contact throughout the year to organise tours and talks, however if you are particularly interested in taking part in one of the above, or have your own idea for an engagement activity that will explain your research in a fun and interesting way, please get in touch with the Research Engagement Team for a chat!



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