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Community and Public Engagement 

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Playing our part in the communities we serve, staff and students at the University of Gloucestershire are making a difference locally, nationally and internationally.

Public engagement is a valuable part of our commitment to sustainability, establishing and enhancing the University’s relationship with our local communities and beyond.

Whether it’s social well-being, enterprise, knowledge generation or heritage, these relationships are built on our core beliefs of supporting sustainable communities, wherever they are.

Public engagement embraces a wide range of activities, including:

  • Community engagement which might include volunteering and collaborative projects with not-for-profit organisations
  • Public dissemination of knowledge such as public lectures and activities at festivals and museums
  • Social enterprise, using knowledge and skills for social benefit

Engaged research-related activities, which are projects designed for public benefit, two-way partnerships or collaborative work with community groups or where funding has been raised in partnership with charity or voluntary organisations.

The university has well-established expertise in public engagement at international, national, regional and local levels. Community and social engagement includes activity with a wide-spectrum of external groups and individuals, in schools, community and voluntary organisations, in local government and in businesses.

Active participation in diverse and innovative ways enables the university, and its staff and students, to inform and include, educate and engage within community settings as well as on campus.



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