Glasgow Caledonian University

Why we've signed the Manifesto

“At Glasgow Caledonian University we are harnessing our intellectual and social capital to deliver real impact and benefits for the communities, business and students we serve in Scotland and beyond. With campuses in Glasgow and London, and international partnerships in key economies of importance to Scotland, we define our communities in the widest sense, involving them wherever possible in the teaching and impactful research undertaken at the University. Signing the NCCPE manifesto is a natural extension of our motto and guiding principal “for the common weal”– meaning the common good – as we continue to champion social mobility, put our innovative ideas into action and share our professional expertise and knowledge wherever it is needed.”

Professor Pamela Gillies, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, BSc PGCE MEd MMedSci PhD FRSA FFPH AcSS Hon FRCPS

Our approach to public engagement

The University’s commitment to using its wealth of teaching and research skills, facilities and knowledge to make a positive contribution to society is reflected in our motto, “For the Common Weal” (For the Common Good). With campuses in Glasgow and London and international partnerships in Oman and with the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing in  Bangladesh we define community in a local, national and international sense.

Professor Keith Stevenson, who took part in the live comedy event in Edinburgh run by Bright Club.Common public engagement activities include public lectures on a wide range of research topics; hosting events where the public interact with ongoing academic work and a highly successful series of master classes where internationally recognised experts join our academics in offering valuable insights into their work.


Name: Susan Grant

Title: Community and Public Engagement Coordinator


Tel: 0141 273 1486

Name: Peter John Meiklem

Title: Research and Community Communications Officer


Tel: 0141 331 8671, 07432 838668