About us

The Public Engagement team supports and promotes engagement beyond academia at the University of Bristol. We offer the following:

  • Advice on developing engagement activities
  • Help with funding applications for engagement, including as a route to impact in research grants
  • Delivering teaching and training on engagement and impact
  • Enabling sharing of good practice internally through an engagers’ network and our annual Engage conference, as well as externally with other universities and engagement practitioners
  • Coordinating a programme of grant-funded innovative engagement activities
  • Ensuring engagement and impact are recognised and embedded in University structures and processes

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, and the public, private and voluntary sectors is crucial to addressing the complex challenges facing society. In many cases, public engagement takes place independently of our team and it is inspiring to see departments embracing this as part of their teaching and research. This contributes to the shared process of building a supportive environment for engagement across the University.

Contact us

Public Engagement
Oldbury House
121 St Michael's Hill
Bristol BS2 8BS

Tel: +44 (0)117 331 8313
Email: cpe-info@bristol.ac.uk