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What is ‘Engagement'?

The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement defines engagement this way: "Public engagement describes the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit."

What do we do?

In the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities (IIH) at UEA, we are involved in a wide range of public and community engagement activities with the aim of communicating our research to a wider and non-academic audience. 

We give public talks and run workshops for primary and secondary schools; we write for popular newspapers and magazines and appear on radio and television; we organise events together with museums and institutions. Recent events have included International Day of The Girl', The Newman Lectures and 'Humanities Matter(s)' Public Lecture Series.

Details of upcoming engagement and outreach activities can be found on our news and events page, page as well as on Twitter.

Community University Engagement

Our members also give talks and run other activities for schools on the University campus and in the community. Please contact hum.outreach@uea.ac.uk if you are interested in an event for your school or college. Discover our upcoming events and how to attend on our news and events page.

UEA has a small dedicated Community University Engagement team who are on hand to advise staff and students about different aspects of their engagement activity including ideas, planning, evaluation and impact.  Financial and practical assistance is also available via a Small Expenses Fund and the loan of equipment such as audio recorders.  You can find more information and case studies on the Community University Engagement website.