Public Engagement with Research

At Keele, Public Engagement with Research (PER) includes knowledge-sharing and knowledge-creating activities that bring together researchers and members of the public. The foundation of good PER is a two–way creative process of listening and interaction for the mutual benefit of all involved.

PER is vitally important to Keele’s civic mission. The University is committed to developing, sharing and co-producing new knowledge, and to developing relationships between its researchers and the range of communities and stakeholders that they interact with.

Keele is a signatory to the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)’s Manifesto for Public Engagement and, in October 2017, it was one of seven institutions awarded UKRI funding under the Strategic Support to Expedite Embedding Public Engagement with Research (SEE-PER) project. Over the course of this project, we listened to stakeholders and consulted with our researchers to shape our embedding programme, leading to a range of initiatives to enhance support, opportunities and recognition for PER at Keele.