Ensuring members of the public can explore, understand, value and gain from research is vital to universities today. Public engagement makes university research and researchers more accessible to wider society, increasing public support for research and opening up new partnerships and ideas. Public engagement supports recruitment and research excellence, with 47% of REF2014 university impact case studies including public engagement.
The University of Lincoln is launching the Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research awards to recognise staff and students who have made outstanding contributions to engaging people and communities beyond the university with knowledge, invention and discovery.
Members of the public, and staff and students at the University of Lincoln are strongly encouraged to nominate individuals and/or teams for awards using the forms and guidelines available on the PEARL website. Completed forms should be submitted to Rosie Damarell in HR by email firstname.lastname@example.org.