Welcome to the University of Dundee's public engagement web pages.

The University communicates our commitment to public engagement in our Public Engagement StrategyThe Strategy sets out how we support our staff and students to engage with communities and organisations. Read more about how we support engagement on our Embedding Engagement page.

Our public engagement team work with staff and students from all Schools and Directorates. We also work closely with partners across Scotland. We recognise it's important to share and involve others in our cultural engagement, scholarship and research.
We provide advice and training for staff and students looking to engage. Each year we run and support regular events to support the development of skills and confidence. 
Alongside our community partners, we lead the University’s community engagement programme.
Find out more about our amazing cultural activities on the dundeeuniculture blog

Get Involved

The University of Dundee is committed to making a difference to the lives of the people of Dundee, Tayside and Scotland. We work with communities, schools, third and public sector organisations across our city and region to support their aims and needs.

You can read stories from staff and students' experiences of public engagement in our Stories section.

Whether you're an individual or an organisation get in touch with us to find out how we can work with you. Write to us at engage@dundee.ac.uk or call us on 01382 386669.

A male lecturer and a female community member discuss circles of materials as they design prosthetic hands 


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Find your public engagement champion

If you work at the University of Dundee you can find your local public engagement champion in your School and Directorate please visit our Public Engagement Forum page. Members of the Forum act as contact points and champions of public engagement.

Gold Engage Watermark accredited in 2020

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In 2020 the University of Dundee became the first university in Scotland – and only the third in the UK – to receive a Gold Engage Watermark in recognition of our commitment to public engagement.

The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) runs the Engage Watermark – a charter mark awarded to universities for excellence in their support and practice of public engagement in all aspects of their work.

We were awarded the highest level of award following a rigorous assessment involving staff from across the University and partner organisations.

Just as a watermark runs through the fabric of a document, an Engage Watermark indicates that engagement runs through the fabric of our University.


The University is proud to be a signatory of the Manifesto for Public Engagement

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