Kent Public Engagement Network (KPEN)

Monthly Kent Public Engagement Network (KPEN) meeting. A relaxed and open community of practice space for engagement. Open to all staff. At this meeting we will be joined by Matthew Flinders, a professor of politics at the University of Sheffield and current Chair of UPEN (The Universities Policy Engagement Network). The Universities Policy Engagement Network, UPEN, is a community of UK universities committed to increasing the impact of research on policy. UPEN offers a dedicated contact point for policymakers, and a collective response to requests for evidence. It organises knowledge exchange events with government, parliament, devolved bodies, and identifies mechanisms to take forward specific projects. UPEN is also developing best practice amongst universities in policy engagement activities, and will act as a champion for this relatively new role within universities. For more information on the meeting including joining instructions email Jill Hurst at

Kent Public Engagement Network, open to all staff