Tell us about your public engagement activities

We need your help in finding out about all the public events which the University put on during the last academic year.

Every year the University submits a survey to HEFCE which includes the number of people who have attended exhibitions and other public events put on by the University.   The data is submitted to HESA as part of the Higher Education Business & Community Interaction (HEBCI) survey.

The annual HEBCI survey examines the exchange of knowledge between universities and the wider world, and informs the strategic direction of 'knowledge exchange' activity that funding bodies and higher education institutions in the UK undertake.  The University has received this year’s survey form and would welcome your contribution to the data collection to maximise our return.

The survey is looking for details of all "social, community and cultural engagement" events put on by the University in the 2013-14 academic year.  It asks for details of public lectures, public performances, exhibitions and, of course, others (outreach activity is excluded from this survey).  As in previous years they want to know:

  • the number of attendees at free events
  • the number of attendees at chargeable events
  • the amount of staff time involved in each.

Can you please take a minute and fill out this form.

If you have run several events, just fill the form out again.

In 2011-12 the total count of attendees from all events at the University of Leeds was 175 people; in 2012-13 we had almost 5000 and last year over 80,000. What is it going to be this year?

Please help to raise the stakes for public engagement by filling out this survey by this Friday - 2 October.

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