Public engagement and major events

We deliver an exciting range of engagement activities from distinguished lectures with international reach to local community projects. We engage with everyone from influencers and policymakers to potential students, the general public and our own University community of staff and students.

Public engagement

The public engagement team, Jon and Shabnam, run key central activities such as Discovery Days, Bright Club, Arts Café and Café Science, which showcase research from across the University. They provide advice and training for academic staff looking to engage with the public, and lead on the University’s community engagement programme with local partners.

Find out more about public engagement at the University of Dundee

Major events

The major events team, Peter and Aileen, run the University’s flagship events such as Saturday Evening Lectures, royal visits, graduation celebrations and other high-profile visits and talks. They provide advice and support to staff and students running public events and have created a step-by-step events guide to help you run a successful event.

Literary Dundee

Literary Dundee is run by Peggy.  This year’s Dundee Literary Festival kicks off in mid-October with events suitable for everyone. See the Literary Dundee webpages for more details.  You will soon be able to find out more about our exciting plans for 2018.

Cultural projects and partnerships

Anna works with both the University and Dundee City Council to drive the UNESCO City of Design and the European Capital of Culture bid, ensuring a broad spectrum of engagement across the University. Get in touch with Anna to find out how you can get involved and help us put Dundee firmly on the world map. Read more about the UNESCO City of Design.  

Contact the Public Engagement and Major Events team