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Public Impact and Engagement Club

Public Impact and Engagement Club is an informal network of University of Huddersfield staff and PGRs interested in or working with the general public.


It is a bottom-up, self-organising support, advocacy and programming group, who aim to work across the Institution to promote and encourage public engagement activities. The Club is open to anyone who wants to be involved and is run by the members. People bringing pie to meetings are especially welcome but it is not essential. 


PIE Club has been going since the 2016/17 academic year.


PIE Club is coordinated by Dave Smith, Public Engagement Officer. He is based in Heritage Quay, the University's archive service. You can find him on Twitter @DaveSmithHud


What we do

PIE Club is working hard to help support staff and students to do better PE. 

Each January PIE Club organises a large-scale public engagement discussion event on campus. Coming soon, there will be the launch of a series of talks and events run by PIE Club. There will be opportunities for networking and discussion, as well as good practice sharing. 

PIE Club has three working groups; marketing and communications, programming, and training. All are tasked with delivering the Club's aims and support the University's PE agendas. Membership of PIE Club (and the working groups) is open to any member of staff or postgraduate student.

Notes from meetings and events are available for all staff on Sharepoint here 



How can I get involved?

If you want to be in the Club or find out more, please contact David Smith, Heritage Quay on 3168 or at



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