Community and Public Engagement
GCU's mission statement is to be a University for the Common Good.
Our Community and Public Engagement (CPE) agenda, launched in 2012, ensures our relevance to the changing needs of society and enables a coordinated and integrated approach to engagement at GCU.
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.
GCU is a signatory to the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s 'Engaged University' manifesto, which supports the higher education sector making a vital, strategic and valued contribution to 21st-century society through its public engagement activity.
We have engagement activities within each of our three academic schools, School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow School for Business and Society, and School of Health and Life Sciences. The GCU Student's Association also encourages and supports GCU students to participate in Community Engagement.
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