Engagement submissions had three components:
- an engagement narrative
- four compulsory engagement indicators
- an engagement indicator explanatory statement.
In the engagement narrative, institutions described their overall engagement activity and strategies in each UoA. The engagement narrative was supported by the engagement indicators and the indicator explanatory statement. Institutions also had the option of including four additional quantitative indicators, not captured elsewhere, that were relevant to the engagement narrative and had specific data to support them.
In assessing the engagement performance of a UoA, assessment panels were asked to make a holistic judgement based on the three components.