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 j.smith@abertay.ac.uk 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.