Public engagement with research
Public engagement describes the many ways the University connects its research activities to the general public ranging from public talks and exhibitions to press and social media activities.
Staff and postgraduate students at the University of Kent have a long tradition of involvement with public engagement with research. It not only enriches their work but it can help increase its impact, ensure its relevance and increase partnership opportunities. It can also help develop new skills and encourage creativity and innovation.
For members of the public, engagement with research ensures the work of universities remains responsive to real-world demands. It also leads to a better understanding of the University’s activities and values and how these can benefit the wider community.