PEP Network application form

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The NCCPE's new public engagement professionals network (or PEP Network) aims to support public engagement professionals across the UK working in higher education and research to access CPD, peer support and the latest thinking on engagement. Find out more.

Membership information

How much does it cost?

Membership costs £50 per person per membership year.

The membership year runs from 1st October to 30th September. You can join at any time, although your membership will only last until the end of the current membership year.

We recognise that many public engagement professionals (PEPs) have limited budgets for their CPD and so we have subsidised membership fees to ensure the network is inclusive, and are offering bursaries for those to whom cost is a barrier.

If you've bought tickets for the Engage Conference, you are entitled to a 10% discount on your membership fees.

Joining the PEP Network is an investment in your ongoing development as a public engagement professional. For this reason, if you move on to a new role or organisation during the membership year, we will be happy to transfer your membership over. If you would like to do this, please contact

How does it work? 

Applications for membership are now open.

The PEP network will be focused around an annual calendar of face-to-face events held across the UK regions. Each event will provide a mixture of formal CPD - tailored for members at a variety of career stages and with a variety of roles; structured networking and skills sharing; and, a chance to hear from the NCCPE and other invited experts about the latest developments in the sector.

In between these face-to-face events we will provide an online space where you can connect with peers and catch up on the learning from any events you've missed. We will also encourage and facilitate additional local and regional meetings.

PEP Network Events - save the date

Our PEP Network meetings for the 2018/19 membership year will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday 30th October 2018, Liverpool
  • Tuesday 12th February 2019, London
  • Thursday 28th March 2019, Glasgow
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, Belfast

Why do I need to apply?

The PEP Network is designed to meet the specific needs of a particular group - public engagement professionals working in or with higher education institutions who have a specific remit to support or coordinate public engagement. If this is not you, then do get in touch to explore how else the NCCPE can support you in your role.

We are asking prospective members to fill out an application form. We're keen to understand more about our members so that we can provide the right kinds of support and advocate effectively on their behalf.