Share your thoughts on how well we engage the public in our research, teaching and cultural activities

by | Mar 3, 2023

Our University currently holds a Gold Engage Watermark which recognises our commitment to and the ways in which we engage the public in our research, teaching and culture activities. Our public engagement activity is supported by our strategic goal of Social Responsibility. The Watermark is granted by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) – we are renewing our Watermark and we need your support.

community festival 2022We invite you to take part in a survey to tell us how well you think public engagement is supported at the University.
The survey will ask for your reflections on leadership, communication, practical support, reward and recognition. Your experiences and perspectives are invaluable and will help shape how we enhance our support and practice for engaging the public in our work. The survey is open to all staff (academic and professional services) and research students.

To say thank you for your time, for every completed survey, we will make a £2 charitable donation to the Manchester Central Foodbank, which provides support and help to our local communities and people in crisis.

Professor Nalin Thakkar, Vice-President for Social Responsibility, said: “We have a long history of engaging the public in our work and we are committed to enabling high quality engagement through our research, teaching and wider social responsibility activities. I encourage you to take part in the Watermark survey to help further embed a culture of purposeful, inclusive and innovative public engagement practice and support for our staff, students and community partners.

The survey closes 31 March 2023.