Public Engagement

An engaged university.


At The University of Manchester, public engagement is how we share ideas and knowledge, inspire discussion, debate and creativity, and inclusively involve the public in our work.

Our commitment to public engagement is supported by our unique strategic goal of social responsibility, and is embedded in our research and teaching practices.

We also do this through work at our pioneering cultural institutions – Manchester Museum, the Whitworth, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, and the John Rylands Research Institute and Library.

NCCPE Watermark PlatinumOur work to inspire high quality public engagement is reflected in our status as a Platinum Watermark institution with the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).



About our public engagement

Find out why public engagement matters.

Spotlight events

Take a closer look at annual key events.

Our stories

Explore our collection of inspiring case studies.



Public engagement champions

Meet the people engaging and inspiring you in their work.


See a list of upcoming events.

Advice and support

Take a look at our resources, training and support.