Practical tools

The EDGE tool and how to use it

Use our self-assessment tools to build a clearer picture of how well your current support for public engagement is working. 

updated on 24 Jan 2024
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How well does your institution currently support public engagement? What are you doing well, and are there areas which you could quickly and efficiently target to make a big difference? The EDGE Tool describes 'Embryonic', 'Developing', 'Gripping' and 'Embedded' approaches to supporting engagement and has nine focal points to help you to assess your institution’s support for public engagement.

Below you can find the EDGE Tool and a guide to using it. You are welcome to use the EDGE tool for non-commercial educational purposes, where credit is given to the NCCPE.