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RCUK Public Engagement


Hands in the sky with the sun behindResearch Councils UK (RCUK) believe that engaging the public with research helps empower people, broadens attitudes and ensures that the work of universities and research institutes is relevant to society and wider social concerns.

RCUK is working with other funders of research to create a culture where public engagement is regarded as an important and essential activity by the research community. By establishing an ongoing dialogue between the research community and the public, society can benefit more fully from the outputs of research.

In this section you will find information about:

Public Engagement with Research aims

Our aims are:

• Recognising and responding to public views;
• Inspiring young people;
• Supporting researchers.

What is public engagement

Frequently Asked Questions
• Guides and Advice

Public Engagement with Research Contacts