#UofGEngage Forum

About the UofG Engage Forum

The #UofGEngage Forum is a values-led virtual and physical platform (with a new home in the Advanced Research Centre) for students, staff and partners interested in public and community engagement to come together, share ideas, network and build a community.

The Forum is a cross-university, cross-sectoral initiative. We welcome all disciplines, career stages, job families and partners in a collaborative, creative and career-enhancing environment. From our podcast and blog to live events, there are many ways to get involved.

The Forum emerged in response to recommendations from a series of mapping activities, and extensive consultation with staff and students across the university as well as discussions with community partners from 2019-2021.

You can browse previous activities and read more about the forum development on these webpages.

Forum objectives

The objective of the #UofGEngage Forum is to inspire, nurture and support meaningful engagement and collaboration within the university and with our many partners. We support:

1. Collaboration – enabling networking and collaboration across Colleges, disciplines, job families and beyond the university
2. Creativity – giving visibility to inspiring work to inspire others, sharing ideas and actively engaging with the expertise, priorities and needs of our communities and partners
3. Careers – supporting skills sharing, developing and networking

These are the three priorities of the University of Glasgow Research Strategy. We also support the strategic priorities for Research Culture 2020-2025, the University Strategy and the Civic University Agreement, among other relevant engagement strategies.

Working group membership and structure

You can view the current membership of the Forum Working Group on the website. The working group includes representation from across Colleges, central support teams and external partners. If you are interested in contributing to the Forum or joining the working group, please get in touch with Zara Gladman (zara.gladman@glasgow.ac.uk).

We're continually crowd-sourcing ideas for the forum format and themes. Share your thoughts (anonymously) on our Padlet.