Another opportunity for you to contribute to our Engage Watermark application for public engagement – help us achieve a gold award.
“We need to hear from you about what you think about public engagement at the University as part of achieving a Watermark from the NCCPE. It’s important that we hear from as many people as possible to get a balanced picture of our public engagement work so that we can continue to improve, support and develop excellent engagement work.” Professor Sheena Cruickshank, Academic Lead for Public Engagement
The University has applied for an Engage Watermark, an action identified in its Share, Inspire, Involve public engagement strategy. It is an award granted by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) to higher education institutions to recognise and reward their strategic support for public engagement and their commitment to improve the support offered.
There are four levels of award, each relating to a different stage that an institution has reached in its support for public engagement, as based on the NCCPE’s EDGE tool. The Watermark lasts for three years, after which institutions can apply again. Only those institutions with a gold award can apply for the platinum level.
The Watermark process involves a survey of staff, students and partners. So we would appreciate you taking 20 minutes to complete the survey to share how well you think the University supports public engagement.
To complete the survey by 28 September 2018, please follow the link below:
Staff and student survey: https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/university-manchester-engage-watermark-survey
Suzanne Spicer FRSA, Social Responsibility Manager |Office for Social Responsibility | The University of Manchester | 186 Waterloo Place | Oxford Road | Manchester M13 9PL