Unlock your potential in public engagement. The Public Engagement team offers comprehensive support – including funding, training, delivery and evaluation.
What is public engagement?
Public engagement is about sharing your research and its real-life impact. It’s a collaborative journey between yourself and the public, with a stress on shared experiences.
At its core, it’s about clearly communicating your research’s significance and methods, building a connection between your work and public’s everyday experiences.
The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s stresses this connection in their definition:
“Public engagement describes the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit.”
Public engagement at the University of Leeds
The Public Engagement team is a vital part of the Research and Innovation Services. Our goal is to assist you in gaining the confidence to create and execute successful public engagement initiatives.
How can we help you?
Be Curious is a programme of opportunities produced by the Public Engagement team for a range of audiences
We support researchers to enhance their public engagement skills at any stage in their career.
Support for navigating public engagement funding applications, both internal and external.
Guidance for integrating evaluation and evidencing impact into your public engagement activities.