Public Engagement at Plymouth

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The University of Plymouth is committed to engaging the public with its research. Our researchers work with a diverse range of communities and publics from in and around the city of Plymouth to communities right across the globe.

We understand the benefits of engaging people throughout the research process, from understanding what matters most to people and prioritising research areas, co-creating research and sharing research findings to those who directly benefit from them.

The public engagement team work across the University to provide advice and support, training and funding for engaged activities.

What is Public Engagement?

The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement defines public engagement as "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."

Essentially public engagement with research can be any research activity which involves learning from conversations, sharing knowledge, collaborating on projects and research activity with the public.

Discover more about Public Engagement at Plymouth

Find out what our team can offer

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Our activity
The public engagement team can support researchers in developing their public engagement plans within research proposals.

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Training and events
Details of our upcoming training and events

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Public engagement strategy
To support our academic community and the publics we engage with, the University of Plymouth is developing an exciting new public engagement strategy

Meet the team