The Business Engagement Forum was established to provide an opportunity for academic and professional services staff, who engage with external partners/stakeholders and customers, to come together to share ideas and opportunities and to work together to address challenges.

Meetings regularly cover the University’s business engagement and knowledge exchange activities, including relevant activities related to business development, research, student placements and CPD.

Specifically the BEF encourages collaboration and ensures efficiency of processes with a view to increasing the quantity and impact of the business engagement activity.

The BEF aims to:

  • Share information about business contacts among all the main groups in the University who have a remit that involves interfacing with business and commerce
  • Identify good practice for engaging with businesses and share this information among the members in the University with this remit

BEF Membership

The Business Engagement Forum meets monthly and between meetings we communicate through our BEF slack channel.

We currently have around 60 members in the group.

  • Chair: Amanda Selvaratnam, Associate Director (Impact) Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

We look forward to welcoming new members to the BEF group. If you would like to join the group please contact: Amanda Selvaratnam or Clare Murgatroyd for more information.  

If you would like to add an item to one of our meeting agendas and come along to inform us of your business engagement activity, events, funding, research collaboration, projects, training, please contact Amanda or Clare. 

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