Civic mission and public engagement
We put our communities at the heart of everything we do. It’s what we call our civic mission.
We have been responding to major challenges faced by society and undertaking work for the public good for well over 130 years. We are committed to improving the health, wealth and wellbeing of the communities we serve, and take seriously our role to promote environmental sustainability and diversity.
Public engagement includes every aspect of our work: our teaching, our research, and the wider contribution we make to society. We do this by working with members of the public to help shape, carry out, and share our work with the goal of opening public dialogue and generating mutual benefit.
Visit our community pages to find out more about our exciting community-led projects, building Wales’ skills for the future, and catalysing Wales’ green recovery, and learn how we’re using our research and expertise to benefit our diverse local, national and global communities.
Cardiff University is the first and only Welsh university to receive the prestigious Silver Engage Watermark from the NCCPE. The award recognises our strong commitment to civic engagement and reflects how public and community engagement are at the core of how we deliver our civic responsibilities.
Our aim is to be recognised locally, nationally and internationally for our collaborative and inclusive civic mission and public engagement practice.
Our civic mission sub-strategy
Civic mission sub-strategy
Our Civic Mission sub-strategy has been refreshed to focus on how we can help Wales recover and rebuild following the pandemic.
Please get in touch about our civic mission at email@example.com.
Together, we play a major role in shaping projects which seek to tackle poverty and social inequalities, boost the economy and improve health, education and wellbeing.