The Principal's Public Engagement Prize is awarded annually to members of the University.

The prize scheme rewards those who go above and beyond to engage the public in their research and teaching– sharing their passion for what they do with others outside the University.

Excellent and impactful public engagement takes many forms – perhaps your research group regularly contributes to science festivals or outreach in schools? Maybe your teaching facilitates active engagement with community groups or policy makers? Or perhaps you help interpret Heriot-Watt’s academic work for a wider audience via public talks, broadcasting or social media?

Each year, we invite members of the academic community who engage the public with their research and teaching to apply for this prize!

The winners are chosen by a panel of judges, combined with the results of an online vote.

Each category winner will receive £1000 for future public engagement activities. See details of previous winners below, and see prizewinners videos on our Youtube channel.

The 2018 prizes will launch in the autumn, with prizes awarded on 11 December 2018.