Edinburgh Network: Growing Approaches to Genuine Engagement (ENGAGE)

A network for University of Edinburgh students and staff interested in student engagement.

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Who is the network for?

The Edinburgh Network: Growing Approaches to Genuine Engagement (ENGAGE) aims to bring together University of Edinburgh students and staff interested in creating genuine and meaningful interactions between students and staff focused on learning, teaching and assessment. Meetings focus on sharing ideas, research and practice, and offer space for discussion and collegial support. Whether you are interested in enhancing student engagement in learning and teaching from the student or staff perspective, you are welcome to come along.

Student engagement across the university

To find out more about how staff and students work together at the university, you can visit the staff and student Partnership Agreement pages. The Partnership Agreement sets out how the University and Edinburgh University Students Association are working together to enhance the student experience. It is reviewed annually and the priorities are agreed in consultation with students and staff.

2023-24 workshops

As the year progresses more workshops will be added as details are confirmed and so we would ask you to please check back throughout the academic year.

Date & Time Workshop Presenters Venue Student Booking Link Staff Booking Link

22nd May 2024, 11:00-12:00

What impact might teaching in the outdoors have on student engagement?  

Robbie Nicol, Professor of Place-Based Education, Moray House School of Education and Sport

Online (MS Teams)




Extra guidance for staff bookings: For full instructions (if needed) on using People and Money for workshop bookings, you can use the relevant user guide:

People and Money User Guide – How to View/Search, Enrol and Withdraw from Learning (Employee guide)

How do I join?

If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive more information about events please contact:

Learning and teaching support

Contact details

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If you have suggestions about future topics that you would like to see explored as part of the Engage network, please contact: Victoria.tait@ed.ac.uk

Previous engage events and resources

You can browse previous slides and recordings of Engage events below. These have been grouped by topic and include workshops dating back to the launch of the series in the 2017/18 academic year.