How to engage – information for members of the public and Schools

How to engage – information for members of the public and Schools

How to engage – information for members of the public and Schools – button

Our academics are keen to share their knowledge, expertise and skills with the public to have a positive impact on the world around us. Public engagement is all about learning from each other for mutual benefit.  Typical activities include: lectures, festivals, competitions and exhibits; stakeholder discussion and debate about research and policy; working with the public and communities to shape and inform the research we do; involving groups of people as researchers or providing evidence to inform the work they do; supporting schools and inspiring the next generation to achieve and realise their full potential.  Please get in touch with if you can’t find what you’re looking for or you would like to find out more.

Abertay currently hosts a number of opportunities and events that you or your students can get involved with:

Weave – a vibrant programme of cultural events across the city of Dundee, sharing local and global creativity.

Nuffield Research Placements – Post-16 school or college students can have the opportunity to carry out four to six week research or development projects in any STEM-related discipline in a Scottish university, industry, conservation or research organisation during the summer vacation.

Dundee Children’s University – Opportunities for children aged 5 to 14 to take part in exciting, interactive and voluntary learning activities, outside of normal school hours.

Lift-off – A project aimed at helping young people from our partner schools to make sense of the choices and challenges that come after school, particularly college or university.

Dare Academy – An annual games design competition steeped in history and recognised as one of the best games competitions in the UK.

Open Days and visits - These are designed to help you narrow down your choice of courses, get a feel for the place, and to help you decide if Abertay is right for you.


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