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Social, community and cultural engagement

HE Provider Data: Business and Community Interaction Social, community and cultural engagement

HE providers deliver a range of public events, such as lectures, performance festivals and exhibitions.

The University of the West of Scotland are missing from the 2022/23 academic year as their data was not finalised in time for publication. Data for this provider will be included in a future update to the HE-BCI open data.

From 2021/22, HE providers were not required to restate previous year's figures as part of their latest data submission. For more details of the restated methodology for each specific table or chart please see the corresponding footnote. 

This table details the scale of public events delivered by HE providers. The ‘Metric’ filter allows you to view the impact of these events in terms of the number of attendees or the amount of academic staff time. You can also switch between viewing free or chargeable events.

Table 5 - Social, community and cultural engagement: Designated public events by HE provider

Academic years 2014/15 to 2022/23


The data on public events includes the following type of activities:

  • Public lectures includes attendee and academic staff time associated with lectures that are open to the public.
  • Performance arts (music, dance, drama, etc.) includes performances of music, dance, and the dramatic arts.
  • Exhibitions (galleries, museums, etc.) includes permanent and temporary exhibitions held at museums and galleries owned by the reporting HE provider.
  • Museum education includes all forms of museum education held at museums and galleries owned by the reporting HE provider, including lectures, workshops and children's clubs.
  • Other includes alternative public events held by the HE provider, which cannot be categorised above. This can include viewing and listening figures for television and radio programmes produced by HE providers, and downloads from their websites.
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