Students showing robotics

Working with the public is vital to Heriot-Watt's mission to create and exchange knowledge for the benefit of society. We embed public engagement activities into academic life at the university, building on our strong history of public engagement with local, national and international communities.

Sharing knowledge locally and globally

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 to 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.