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Public Engagement at Manchester

Your invitation to take part in the NCCPE Engage Watermark survey (closes 15 June 2018)

The University of Manchester has applied for an Engage Watermark, an action identified in its Share, Inspire, Involve public engagement strategy (pdf).

The Engage Watermark 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 the completion of an application form; a survey of staff, students and partners; two assessed site visits; and the development of an action plan for the next three years.

We would appreciate you taking 15-20 minutes to complete the survey to share how well you think the University supports public engagement.

To complete the survey by 15 June 2018, please follow the relevant link below:

If you are a student or staff member of the University of Manchester, please follow this survey link:
https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/university-manchester-engage-watermark-survey

If you are a partner of the University of Manchester, please follow this survey link:
https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/engagement-watermark-survey-partners-university-manchester

Posted with thanks on behalf of Professor Sheena Cruickshank, Academic Lead for Public Engagement, The University of Manchester.

Invitation to discuss our University’s history

You may have seen on Staffnet recently that a consultation is running on how the University approaches its history and heritage.

See here for details.

The consultation will be used to produce a new framework to help guide how we research, conserve and provide opportunities to find out about our past.

Our history belongs to all of us and so everyone is invited to have a say on how we approach it.

Over the next two weeks there are four opportunities for you to come to an open meeting to discuss how we should approach our history.

  • Friday 8 November, 12.30pm – 1.30pm and 2pm in 2.219 University Place.
  • Thursday 14 November, 4.30pm – 5.30pm in 6.205 University Place
  • Friday 15 November, 12.30 – 1.30pm in G1, Renold Building
  • Monday 18 November, 4pm – 5pm in the Hanson Room, Humanities Bridgeford Street.

You’re also invited to complete an online survey about our University’s history and heritage:

I very much hope you are able to join us for one of the meetings.

Dr  James Hopkins, University Historian & Heritage Officer