Universities and communities working together
The Beacons for Public Engagement initiative is a UK-wide scheme to pilot public participation in university research. Beacon North East is one of six UK Beacons for Public Engagement - a four year pilot programme which runs from January 2008 to December 2011.
Beacon North East is a partnership between Newcastle and Durham universities together with the Centre for Life.
We are dedicated to:
- improving the quality of research by bringing together academic experts with 'experts by experience' from outside the academic world
- working with local communities on research which solves real problems and makes a difference to people in the North East and beyond
- supporting and promoting public engagement at Durham and Newcastle universities
For more information, please visit the official Beacon North East website
Contact DetailsBeacon North East
Mountjoy Block 2
Find out more about Phoenix, the University's outreach and engegement programme offering support to local communities.