Support for Public Engagement Activities

Support for Public Engagement Activities

At Glasgow we are dedicated to discovering and sharing knowledge which can change the world. Our doors are open and we support a culture of public engagement.

Over 200 years ago The University of Glasgow opened Scotland’s first public museum - The Hunterian - to promote learning and culture for any and all. Today we carry on that tradition with hundreds of  public and community engagement activities organised every year to help us discuss and share our world- changing research.

Glasgow is committed to supporting our researchers to engage with the wider community.

Support for public engagement at the University of Glasgow is embedded within our Knowledge Exchange & Innovation Strategy

There are various sources of funding available for public engagement activities. For a list of main funders, please visit the University’s Public Engagement Funding web page.

A comprehensive list of Public Engagement funding opportunities in areas of health, science & engineering, arts & humanities, and social sciences & economics can be found on the website of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

You can showcase your research and engage with the public in events such as the Glasgow Science FestivalExplorathon - European Researcher's night or the ESRC Festival of Social Science. 

If you require support and advice on a Public Engagement initiative, please contact the University’s Dean of Public Engagement Professor Kevin O'Dell.