Professionalising business and community engagement
by Linda Baines
The Chair of the CPD Steering Group, AURIL (Association for University Research and Industry Links) explains how collaborating with JISC and a wide range of stakeholders will help individuals, academics and organisations involved in BCE to develop the skills and secure broader recognition for what they do.
What do you think of when someone refers to “BCE”? ‘Business Continuity employers’ perhaps or some kind of quango?
While there are not any big prizes, the right answer is “Business and Community Engagement”. It is a term that HEFCE, JISC and the FE sector use to describe individuals in universities, PSREs (public sector research establishments) and FE Colleges involved in activities such as knowledge transfer/exchange, public engagement, employer engagement and lifelong learning.