Our Public Engagement Stories

If you have a story to share about your public engagement journey and experience we'd be delighted to hear from you. You can read our blog guidelines here and get in touch with us at engage@dundee.ac.uk, where we can help you publish your blog.

You can read stories about our public engagement and what it means to our staff and students below.


Magnificent Microbes

While Erin Hardee and the Public Engagement Team at the School of Life Sciences are keen to get back to in-person engagement, Magnificent Microbes 2022 reinforced the idea that remote activities can still be extremely engaging with the right preparation and resources!


Oral Health and Public Engagement

Andrea Rodriquez is the academic lead for public engagement in the School of Dentistry, and is involved in many different types of public engagement and activities. Her experience with public engagement started in Brazil when she worked in social projects in favelas in Rio de Janeiro as a third sector practitioner.


Images show people working in community gardens in different countries around the world

Community Gardens Beyond Communities

The Community Gardens Beyond Communities programme is part by the Scottish University Insight Institutes (SUII) programme of knowledge exchange. The programme brought together a range of community workers, activists and academics, involved in community gardens and community food growing projects.


On the Road to Communities

Amy Crawford, Museum Engagement Officer, shares her journey of the travelling backpack which she developed to reach out to communities and care homes.


A garden plant in front of the Life Sciences building

Growing Strong Roots – The WeeCAIR Medicinal Garden

The WeeCAIR medicinal garden was the brainchild of Irene Hallyburton. Irene noticed a patch of land outside of the School of Life Sciences, on the University of Dundee campus, that was unused and, frankly, a bit boring. She wanted to change that, so we developed the plans for a medicinal garden.