The Beacons for Public Engagement (BPE) initiative was launched by the UK Higher Education Funding Councils, Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust in January 2008.
Through building on and refining existing work and development of new practice, the initiative aims to:
* Encourage a change in HE culture as regards engaging with the public.
* Support the development of public engagement across all subject areas and activities.
There are six Beacons for Public Engagement including "Edinburgh Beltane" (Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh Napier, UHI Millennium Institute, Edinburgh College of Art, Queen Margaret)
This survey is to identify any changes in perceptions relating to public engagement and is for all staff working in UK higher education institutions or UK research institutes or centres.
Available Monday 15th February to Friday 2nd April 2010.