Watermark for Public Engagement

The University of Huddersfield received a Bronze Watermark for Public Engagement in 2021.

For more information on the process, and to access the Watermark Action Plan, please contact Dave Smith, Public Engagement Manager.


What is the Watermark? 

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. It is assessed by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).  

Just as a watermark runs through the fabric of a document, the Watermark indicates that engagement runs through the fabric of the institution.It is awarded at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

Who are the NCCPE? 

The NCCPE are funded by UKRI (the umbrella organisation for research councils) to support public engagement across the sector. They provide support and guidance to higher education institutions and funders.

They also provide strategic input to the Knowledge Exchange Framework, the Research Excellence Framework and more. They run the sector’s annual Public Engagement Conference and provide training, resources, and funding for culture change projects. You can read copies of their journal Research for All here https://www.uclpress.co.uk/pages/research-for-all and visit their website here www.publicengagement.ac.uk/