Celebrating our public engagement

  • Iain Gillespie (Chair)
  • Rowan, J. (Presenter)
  • Urch, J. (Organiser)
  • Emma Preston (Organiser)
  • Shabnam Wasim (Organiser)
  • Lorraine Wilson (Host)

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    Since our foundation in 1881, the University of Dundee has been a University ‘for the city’, not just ‘of the city’. Our integral role in the city and beyond can only be maintained by taking a well-rounded approach to public engagement.

    The University of Dundee has set out an ambitious vision to become Scotland’s leading university within the next 25 years. Public engagement is a key strand of our founding mission to transform lives through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge.

    Our engagement work is influenced by Dundee’s history of radical thought, enlightened public discourses, and appetite for innovation in all aspects of public life within Scotland and beyond.

    Public engagement is essential to our vision to connect with communities and transform lives locally and globally. It is only through sharing our experiences and by listening to and learning from our partners and audiences that we can co-create a culture of curiosity, confidence, and engagement to achieve impact that benefits all society.

    Please join us in celebrating and highlight this work in this online public event, where we will explore and celebrate the engagement work that we do.

    You will hear more about our vision of achieving beneficial impact through our public engagement, locally and globally, our desire to create a culture of active participation amongst our community and the steps we will take to reach our goals.

    The event will be in two parts:

    11am-12pm - Part 1: Why Public Engagement matters
    In this session, we invite you to hear and see more about what our Public Engagement work involves, why we do it, and what it means for our stakeholders and partners. We will also launch the University's Public Engagement strategy and celebrate being the first University in Scotland to earn the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement's Gold Watermark Award. There will also be an opportunity for our audience to ask questions.

    The University’s Public Engagement strategy, and more information about our work can be found on our University webpages.

    12pm-1.30pm - LUNCH BREAK
    1.30pm-3pm - Part 2: The Stephen Fry Public Engagement awards
    Please join us in this session to award the University's Stephen Fry Public Engagement Awards which celebrate the people and projects across the university that engage with wider audiences, and the benefits they bring to our wider society.
    Period28 Apr 2021
    Degree of RecognitionRegional


    • public engagement