Community and Public Engagement

We actively engage with schools, colleges and our local community through our broad programme of activities, presentations and events specially designed to help you and your students learn more about our courses and the opportunities to study with us.

For Schools


We offer a range of presentations to prospective students and their advisers, from standard presentations to tailor-made content including the University and routes to study with us, courses and facilities, higher education, student finance and UCAS application processes. We can also offer subject-specific talks, presented by our academic experts, to schools and colleges in the local area.

Advice and Guidance

If you’ve got a burning question or would like some guidance, our team of friendly staff are on hand to provide advice and guidance on entry to any of our courses. You can speak to us via telephone, email, social media or simply come along to one of our organised events.

Exhibitions and Fairs

We attend over 100 external events each year, including UCAS higher education fairs throughout the UK and further afield. You can also meet us at a range of other events including some of the largest Computer Games events, as well as local events such as Dundee and Fife Science Festivals, and the Dundee Flower and Food Show.

Careers and Parent Evenings

As well as exhibitions and fairs, we visit many individual schools and colleges each year from the Scottish Borders to the Scottish Islands.

Taster Days and Special Events

Each year we offer a range of full or half day sessions providing senior students (16-18-year-olds) with an insight into studying a particular subject area such as Civil Engineering, Food, and many more.

Open Days and Visits

Our Open Days and visits 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.

Nuffield Research Placements

We coordinate the Nuffield Research Placements in Scotland. 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. 

Royal Academy of Engineering - Ingenious

Ingenious: On the Right Track - Engineering and Education for All is bringing engineers from research, industry and academia together with school children, teachers and the wider community. 

Get in Touch

If you’d like to know more about what we can offer you and your students, give us a call on 01382 308080, or drop us an email to

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