Engaging the public with our research

Here at the University of Surrey, we are committed to engaging a range of stakeholders with our research.

The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement defines public engagement as "The myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of mutual benefit."

Who we engage with

  • Our local Guildford community and civil society more broadly

  • Patients and patient groups

  • Businesses and commercial sector

  • Schools and colleges.

As a signatory to the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s Manifesto for Public Engagement, the University is committed to contributing to society through public engagement and engaging different communities with our research.

How we engage with the public

Many of our academics showcase their cutting-edge research at a number of national and international festivals.

National events

Most festivals run on an annual basis and some of the top festivals across science, social science and humanities include: