What is Public Engagement?

Public Engagement is the term used in Universities to describe ways that Higher Education Institutions connect with the outside world. The University of Huddersfield's Public Engagement Strategy, has more information about what we mean by public engagement.

You can download a copy here Public Engagement Strategy and for more context please read our Knowledge Exchange Strategy.


Public Engagement at Huddersfield

The central function that oversees this area at the University is the University Public Engagement Group. For more information about UPEG, or how Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange supports PE, please contact Dave Smith, Public Engagement Manager.


Public Engagement Champions

Each Academic School has a nominated Public Engagement Champion. If you are an academic researcher, please contact your Champion with an enquiry in the first instance.


Huddersfield Business School

Dr John Lever

School of Applied Sciences

Professor Laura Waters

School of Arts and Humanities

Dr Rowan Bailey

School of Computing and Engineering

Dr Leigh Fleming

School of Education and Professional Development

Dr Adrian Jarvis

School of Human and Health Sciences

Dr Leanne Monchuk


Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund

The Public Engagement Seed Fund is an exciting opportunity for University of Huddersfield researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research activities.


Watermark FAQ

The Watermark is an award granted to institutions, faculties and research centres for their strategic support for public engagement, and their ability to demonstrate a commitment to improvement.