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 sets out the priorities for us in undertaking this work. You can download a copy here: University of Huddersfield Public Engagement Strategy 2022-2025

The four key priorities are:

  • Embed public engagement in our research
  • Support engaged students
  • Create open, inclusive and accessible entry points to the University
  • Communicate and Celebrate

If you want to know more about the strategy, the University's approach to Public Engagement, or anything else, please contact Dave Smith, Public Engagement Manager at public@hud.ac.uk

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 at public@hud.ac.uk

Public Engagement Champions

Each Academic School has a nominated Public Engagment 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 Flemming

School of Education and Professional Development

Dr Adrian Jarvis

School of Human and Health Sciences

Dr Leanne Monchuk