University of Kent

Science and community: sparking connections (Pete Bateson)

Why we have signed the manifesto

"Our education and research, and the talents of our staff and students, will support social, economic, cultural, intellectual and public life in ways that will make us one of the leading civic universities."

University Strategy ‘Kent 2025’

Professor Karen Cox, Vice-Chancellor and President

Our approach to public engagement

The University of Kent has a well-established tradition of public engagement and will be re-emphasising this mission, drawing on our established strengths and enhancing our themes and ambitions.

We will continue to build our national and international reputation for excellence in education and research though engagement with a wide range of National, European and International partners. We will give enhanced emphasis to our civic role, delivering social, educational, cultural, public and economic benefits across Kent and Medway.


Madeline Bell, Research Impact & Public Engagement Manager