University of Aberdeen

Why we've signed the Manifesto

“The University of Aberdeen is committed to achieving distinctive excellence across all aspects of its activities including the vital objective of engaging with society.  We are building on a considerable track record, where public engagement has become ever more embedded in our core business. Moving forward, our Strategic Plan 2011-2015 reflects our ongoing commitment to support and empower our staff and students to help deliver a diverse, creative and accessible programme of activities with a measurable public impact. Partnership is central to our strategy and our active involvement with the work of the NCCPE extends back to its inception. We therefore endorse the principles of the Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research and fully support the NCCPE Manifesto.”

Professor Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Aberdeen

Our approach to public engagement

Just a few of the public engagement activities taking place at the University of Aberdeen.

University of Aberdeen Group ShotCelebrating the British Science Festival’s return to Scotland after more than a decade, being hosted by the University of Aberdeen in September 2012.



University of Aberdeen bed of nails

On stage at Aberdeen Music Hall with Hall of Science, a University conceived and presented theatre show that celebrates the Victorian tradition of large-scale expositions of science and arts.



University of Aberdeen scienceResearchers from our RCUK Rural Digital Economy Hub highlighting a new consultation to gain the public’s view on digital technology and potential barriers to using it.


Name: Dr Kenneth Skeldon

Title: Head of Public Engagement