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Excellence, impact and engagement


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Presentation by Steven Hill of Research Councils UK at Engage 2009, University of Bristol. The presentation outlines the expectations the public and the government have of universities, and the Research Councils' strategy and support for public engagement.

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Excellence, impact and engagement

  1. 1. Excellence, impact and engagement Steven Hill RCUK Strategy Unit
  2. 2. “Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavours. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.”
  3. 3. Summary • Expectations • Public engagement strategy • Supporting researchers
  4. 4. Impact The demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy
  5. 5. Disseminate findings widely Engage with public and users Exploit results Develop researchers and students
  6. 6. Engagement matters • Responsive to society • Sharing the benefits • More impact • Future researchers
  7. 7. Our vision is to enable society to value and have confidence in research processes and outputs and to lead a broad spectrum of public engagement activity that has research and researchers at its heart.
  8. 8. • Finding out what people think Aims • Reaching young people • Encouraging researchers • Keeping people informed
  9. 9. Supporting researchers
  10. 10. Beacons for public engagement
  11. 11. Researchers in schools
  12. 12. Benefits of public engagement Academic promotions
  13. 13. Summary • Expectations • Public engagement strategy • Supporting researchers