What is public engagement and why does it matter? What motivates universities to engage with the public, and the public to engage with universities? To what extent does public engagement relate to all aspects of universities work? How are universities changing to support engagement as a key element of their work? What policy drivers are affecting the public engagement landscape as it relates to higher education?
This section of the website seeks to unpack some of these questions. From definitions of what public engagement is, to developing a business case to support it, there are lots of resources for people wanting to understand the engagement landscape as it relates to higher education.
The last ten years have seen profound changes in how universities support engagement, and how it is incentivised by funders of higher education. We hope that this section provides a useful context for your engagement work.