The next SEPnet Public Engagement Awards will be held at the Institute of Physics on the 11th September 2023.

Nominations will open on the 11th May and will close at 5pm on the 21st June. Full information on the 2023 awards categories and eligibility criteria can be found here.

All nominations must be submitted using the web form.

Previous Winners


Winner – Will Roper, University of Sussex

Winner – Meirin Evans, University of Sussex
Highly Commended:
Muhammad Hamza Waseem, University of Oxford

Winner – Dr Victoria Mason, University of Kent

Public Engagement Champion Award
Winner – Dr Seth Zenz, Queen Mary University of London
Highly Commended:
Dr Stephen Wilkins, University of Sussex

Innovation Project Award
Winner – SETI and Democracy, University of Oxford
Highly Commended:
Space Soundscape, Queen Mary University of London

Impact Project Award
Winners – The Tactile Universe, University of Portsmouth
Space Sound Effects, Queen Mary University of London

COVID-19 Response Award
Winner – Physics Outreach Team, University of Oxford
Highly Commended:
ATLAS Research Group, University of Sussex

Strategic Approach to Public Engagement
Winner – School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent
Highly Commended:
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth


Innovation Project Award
Winner – Tactile Universe, Portsmouth
Highly Commended:
Stargazing +, Oxford
Walk-In Quantum Computer Installation, Sussex

Impact Project Award
Winner – Research In Schools, QMUL

Communication Award
Winner – Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé, QMUL
Highly Commended:
Dr Suzie Sheehy, Oxford
Prof Winfried Hensinger, Sussex

Newcomer Award
Winner – Emma Osborne, Southampton
Highly Commended:
Lucy Newnham, Portsmouth
Dr Michelle Collins, Surrey
Sophie Bashforth, RHUL

Achievement Award
Winner – Dr Karen Masters, Portsmouth
Highly Commended:
Suzie Sheehy, Oxford

Research Group Award
Winner – Centre for Particle Physics, RHUL
Highly Commended:
Optical Engineering & Quantum Photonics Group, Southampton


Newcomer Award
Winner: Dr Jillian Scudder, University of Sussex
Highly Commended: Dr Mafalda Dias, University of Sussex
Highly Commended: Michael Tarr, University of Portsmouth

Communications Award
Winner: Prof Monica Grady, The Open University
Highly Commended: Dr Karen Masters, University of Portsmouth

Achievement Award
Winner: Prof David Berman, Queen Mary, University of London
Highly Commended: Prof Andrew Norton, The Open University

Innovation Project Award
Winner: Reflecting Photonics RHS Tatton Park Show Garden
Project Lead – Pearl John, University of Southampton