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HW Engage

Heriot-Watt Engage promotes, stimulates and supports public engagement activities by the research community. Working with the public is vital to the University's mission to create and exchange knowledge for the benefit of society.

Heriot-Watt Engage is part of Heriot-Watt's Centre for Academic Leadership & Development. It was established in 2013 to build upon Heriot-Watt's partnership with the Beltane Network, one of six UK Beacons for Public Engagement funded by Research Councils UK, the Funding Councils and the Wellcome Trust. In 2015, the work of HW Engage was recognised by their award for Public Engagement and Advocacy from ARMA, the Association of Researcher Managers and Administrators.

The vision of HW Engage is to embed public engagement activities into academic life at Heriot-Watt University, building on our strong history of public engagement with local, national and international communities. HW Engage's work is assisted by their advisory group, which is made up of representatives from the University and Beltane network.

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Meet the Team

The HW Engage team works with colleagues across the University and the Beltane Network

Support & guidance

HW Engage offers advice on a range of public engagement activities, including training, funding, evaluation and good practice.