We are delighted to announce that booking has now opened for our third National Conference: Engage 2012, 5 – 6 December 2012, Bristol.

This two day conference will explore how public engagement enables universities to face the challenges posed by the need to more rigorously demonstrate the impact of research; increasing demands for a ‘relevant’ curriculum that prepares students for life beyond university; and the need to mobilise knowledge in addressing challenges faced by society.

Keynote presenters

Conference keynote presenters including Carole Souter (CBE), Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund and David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation and Skills), HEFCE; themed workshops; and a host of other interactive sessions, delegates will be able to explore different aspects of the engagement agenda including research; teaching and learning; knowledge exchange; and social responsibility.

Specialist workshops

This year we are delighted to announce the inclusion of three specialist workshops – providing an opportunity for delegates to meet others committed to the engagement agenda, and work together to share learning and experiences. These workshops are themed on: Creative Partnerships; Public Engagement with Health Research; and Museum and University partnerships.

Who should attend?

The event is aimed at anyone passionate about the role of public engagement in higher education and interested in helping universities better engage with society.


Early bird booking rates currently apply – and you can book your place here: www.survey.bris.ac.uk/nccpe/engage2012

More information about the conference and specialist workshops can be found here: www.publicengagement.ac.uk/engage-2012

Posted on behalf of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement