Public engagement: what and why
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 starts with the question: What is happening in society? By looking at the ways research can help answer answer or clarify these societal questions, a meaningful dialogue between research and audience starts, that benefits both.
We see public engagement as complimentary to policy engagement (engaging with policy makers and politics) and business engagement (engaging with commercial enterprises).