Increasingly, universities are looking for ways to open up to and demonstrate their impact on society. Community engagement is a key factor in this, meaning the various means by which universities address society’s needs and partner with communities, the general public and/or commercial and civic organisations. SHEFCE (Steering Higher Education for Community Engagement) aims to support universities, policy makers and stakeholders in their capacity to build strong community engagement.

Over the years, has been developing its expertise in community-engaged research and learning. We are enthusiastic partners in sharing this knowledge at a European level. Visit the SHEFCE website for an overview of our work.