About us

The Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) supports and promotes engagement beyond academia at the University of Bristol. We work with those already involved and encourage others to take their first steps. The Centre works to:

Engagement beyond academia is a vital part of life at the University of Bristol - it is integral to research and teaching that is responsive to public concerns, priorities and aspirations. Partnership, knowledge exchange and co-production between universities, communities, the public, private and voluntary sectors is crucial to addressing the complex challenges facing society. In some cases, public engagement takes place independently of our Centre and it is inspiring to see that many departments have embraced public engagement as part of their teaching and research. This independent engagement contributes to the shared process of building a positive internal environment for public engagement across the University.

Download our brochure,  Public Engagement at the University of Bristol (PDF, 862kB).

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