Community and Public Engagement
Through our locale in the heart of Glasgow's City Centre, our history dating back to 1875, and our staff and students, Glasgow Caledonian University is intrinsically linked to the City as a place of learning, of employment and of partnership.
We have always been committed to using our wealth of skills, knowledge and facilities to make a positive contribution to the well-being of the communities we serve at home and overseas.
Community and Public Engagement agenda
Our Community and Public Engagement (CPE) agenda, launched in 2012, has renewed GCU's commitment to it's motto and guiding principal 'For the Common Weal', meaning working for the common good. Engagement ensures our relevance to the changing needs of society and our new CPE structure enables a coordinated and integrated approach to engagement at GCU.
The benefits of an engagement agenda
Engagement with the world beyond our campuses, benefits communities outside of academia but by its very nature of two-way dialogue and interaction, it also broadens and enriches our institution's research, teaching and learning.
In February 2012, Paul Manners held a workshop at GCU with Community and Public Engagement stakeholders where the initial groundwork for establishing Community and Public Engagement was done. GCU subsequently signed the NCCPE's 'Engaged University' manifesto.
Alongside GCU signing the NCCPE's 'Engaged University' Manifesto, The GCU Student's Association pledged to encourage and support their members (GCU Students) to participate in Community Engagement in February 2013.
Glasgow Caledonian University has a wonderful record of Community and Public Engagement. I am hugely impressed by their approach and plans to coordinate their engagement activities and share best practice."Dr Heather Rea, Project Lead, Beltane Public Engagement Network