Welcome to the Manchester Beacon Network for people from university, community and cultural organisations to share their engagement events, projects, awards, resources, opportunities and learning.
Sign up as an individual, organisation, department or group to create and attend events, showcase projects, share resources, opportunities and network news. Find out how people have benefited from being involved Manchester Beacon by listening to these podcasts.
The Manchester Beacon network is maintained by The University of Manchester and draws content from across its growing membership (>400 members). You'll get network news via our newsletter but also...
All enquiries can be directed to: beaconATmanchester.ac.uk
The Manchester Beacon network is a legacy of the Manchester Beacon for Public engagement, a four year programme (2008 - 2012) aimed at supporting engagement across Greater Manchester through a partnership that involved The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Salford, The Museum of Science and Industry and Manchester Knowledge Capital.
You can also read the final independent evaluation of the Manchester Beacon which is summarised here and shares lessons learned and progress against objectives.
The National Coordinating Centre in Bristol continues to share learning around public engagement across the Higher Education Sector. In 2012, eight additional universities were awarded 'Catalyst' funding by Research Councils UK to build on the legacy of the Beacons initiative by embedding public engagement in research.
The Manchester Beacon was part of the Beacons for Public Engagement initiative and funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and Research Councils UK, in association with the Wellcome Trust, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and the Scottish Funding Council.
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