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Creating a supportive culture for engagement

For engagement to flourish, the culture of the institution needs to support it. This area of the site provides guidance on how to go about making your institution engagement-friendly.

Sign up to the Manifesto for Public Engagement

Institutions wanting to develop their approach can sign up to the NCCPE's Manifesto for Public Engagement, to join over 60 other insitutions commited to public engagement.

Self assess your institution

The EDGE tool provides an easy way to assess how well your institution supports engagement. Based on nine challenges which institutions need to address if they are to support engagement effectively, the EDGE tool enables you to quickly take the temperature of your own institution's current performance in these areas.

Plan for change

Find out more about the nine ‘challenge’ areas captured in the EDGE tool in our 'Planning for change' section. You can explore each of the areas and download a pack that provides a range of valuable information including case studies, access other universities' strategies and resources, and contact points in other institutions.