Working with the public is vital to the University's mission to create and exchange knowledge for the benefit of society. To support this mission, Heriot-Watt Engage was established in 2013, with a vision of embedding 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 developed in 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.
Heriot Watt academics and research students are involved in a variety of public engagement activities, with face-to-face engagement including festivals, schools programmes, lectures and policyholder briefings. Our main campus in Scotland's culture rich capital gives us the opportunity engage with a diversity of audiences, from future leaders to present policymakers. Our international campuses also give us the opportunity to engage further afield, from the Orkney shores to the Dubai metropolis.
Details of some of the activities and initiatives we are currently involved in, and have recently contributed to can be found under 'Public Engagement' on the left. For staff and students wishing to be involved with public engagement, see HW Engage in the Centre for Academic Leadership & Development.