What is Public Engagement?

As public engagement is a developing field, there are several different definitions.

The Public Engagement Unit supports UCL staff and students involved in activities like:

We also use the definition of public engagement developed by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

''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.''

And a definition of 'public' developed from that provided by HEFCE:

''The 'public' includes individuals and groups who do not currently have a formal relationship with an higher education institution (HEI) through teaching, research or knowledge transfer.''

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