Public engagement with research

Our public engagement work covers the ways in which our research and teaching is shared with the public.

Our mission is to deliver economic, social, cultural, health and wellbeing benefits for society and the environment.

We support research-led public engagement through training, mentoring and funding. Our work with community partners covers participatory approaches, citizen science projects, and patient and public involvement in health and medical research. We also celebrate and reward this activity through our Making A Difference awards which include categories for public engagement, research impact and benefit to society through research.

We’re ranked first in the world for impact by the Times Higher Education University Impact rankings (2021) and our public engagement excellence is accredited with a National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement Gold Engage Watermark.