Wednesday, 27 – Thursday 28 November 2013, Bristol

To realise the promise of the impact agenda, and to develop genuine mutual benefit from their engagement, universities are increasingly confronting challenges in partnership working.

Engage 2013 will explore:

  • What demand is there from non-HE organisations to engage with universities, and what are their needs and expectations?
  • To what extent are universities ready to rethink their models of engagement, in order to stimulate social innovation and develop partnerships that count?
  • As boundaries become increasingly blurred between businesses, social enterprises and charities, what is the unique contribution that universities can make to social change?

This conference will explore the many ways universities and their partners choose to engage together, and the agendas these partnerships serve. It will provide an opportunity for open dialogue between the HE community, policy makers and funders, and the organisations working with them.

We are delighted that Chad Gaffield, President of SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada) will be joining us as a keynote speaker.

Expressions of Interest for workshops

We are now looking for workshops for this event. If you are interested in running one, please complete the application form and return to by 30 July 2013. Applications of interest forms can be found here