How to be a civic university post-pandemic

Advice for institutions to better engage and support the communities beyond their campuses

Advice on building a civic university post-pandemic

It has long been seen as a central role of universities to engage with and support surrounding communities and those further afield through their teaching, research and investment. But the pandemic has pushed civic engagement even higher up the agenda with people all over the world looking at ways to rejuvenate flailing economies. Universities, as major employers and leaders in education and research, have a central role to play in driving the recovery. This spotlight offers advice on how universities and faculty can shape activities for greater public engagement and support.

How universities can ensure they have a positive impact on local communities

Jane Robinson offers advice on developing effective ‘civic engagement’ strategies to ensure universities have a positive long-term impact on local communities

Jane Robinson

Newcastle University