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Engaging our communities

From involving patients in ground breaking research projects to inviting service users to teach and assess our students, there are numerous ways we involve the public and our communities at all points in our teaching and research.

Public engagement describes the ways in which higher education and research can be shared with the public, while involvement is an active partnership between research or teaching staff and patients or members of the public.

Involving the public and sharing our knowledge is important to us as a Faculty because so much of what we do, from teaching clinical skills to scientific breakthroughs in the lab, has the potential to affect the lives of millions of people both in our local communities and further afield.

Here are just a few examples of how we engage and involve the public: