Public Engagement Projects

Examples of Public Engagement events and projects here at Swansea University

The Richard Burton Archives - preserving Swansea University's archive collections and make them accessible for current and future generations

Technocamps - inspiring young people aged 11-19 to attend workshops on a range of exciting computing-based topics such as robotics, game development, animation, digital forensics and much more

Egypt Centre - delivering award winning volunteer programmes and Saturday workshops for disadvantaged children

Swansea University Science for Schools scheme

Research as Art

Catching the Light

The Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) has an annual public lecture series, currently in its fourth year, which is aimed at a lay audience and is well attended by members of the local community. RIAH also organises the Annual Richard Burton lecture.

Skeleton archers of the Mary Rose

The Cu@Swansea project led by Professor Huw Bowen is bringing academic research on the history and global impact of the Welsh copper industry to a community audience in a variety of ways, not least by leading the redevelopment of the former Hafod Copperworks site in Landore, Swansea as a heritage attraction with major economic and well being benefits for the local community.

A HLF-funded project, led by Dr Martin Johnes, is exploring the history and importance of Swansea City Football Club to the local community. Community members will play an important part in the research process, which will involve oral histories, an online database of memories and an exhibition.

As part of the University's involvement in the BLOODHOUND SSC Project we have been able to connect our work, here at Swansea, with thousands of school children across Wales, and beyond, through school visits and shows at school conferences.


The University runs the Swansea Science Café. Each month a leading expert in their field gives a brief introductory talk followed by a friendly informal chat. Each event is informal and accessible, and entrance is entirely free.

Swansea Materials Research & Testing (SMART), a partnership with Rolls-Royce, delivers a strong outreach programme to disseminate technology developed by the project. SMART demonstrates a fully operational miniature gas turbine and other equipment to inform, educate and engage schoolchildren, students, industry and the public with an exciting demonstration and interactive activity.

Mrs Peabody investigates enhancing public understanding of international crime fiction