#UofGEngage Forum Launch 

Published: 15 January 2021

New community engagement forum is launching

The #UofGEngage Forum is a new space for staff and students interested in public and community engagement to come together, share ideas, network and build a community. 

The forum has been created in response to demand highlighted in the recent public and community engagement survey and wider consultation. 

We're excited to launch online on Friday 5 February with a special look at Digital Engagement. 

The pandemic has forced a shift in how we engage, from the physical to the digital. How have we stayed connected with communities online? What worked? What didn't work? What have we learned? Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A, with guest speakers from across the University. 


  • Katrina Igglesden (College of Arts), using social media & online workshops to engage Pacific Island communities with barkcloth research
  • Megan MacLeod (College of MVLS), reimagining schools engagement to combine online and in-person activities, and exploring new platforms to answer questions about vaccines
  • Helen Mullen (College of Social Sciences), developing civic engagement throughout the pandemic: mentoring with MCR Pathways
  • With a pre-recorded contribution from Julien Reboud (College of Science & Engineering), connecting online to promote digital health in the diagnosis of infectious disease in East Africa.

The event will run from 10:00–12:00 and includes an optional speed-networking session, giving you the chance to meet and mix with colleagues from different disciplines. Zara Gladman, Public & Community Engagement Advisor, will chair the forum.

Join the Conversation 

What would you like to see from the #UofGEngage forum? We're crowdsourcing your experiences on Padlet.

Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #UofGEngage.  

If you have any questions about the #UofGEngage forum, please contact: publicengagement@glasgow.ac.uk.

First published: 15 January 2021