About the Beltane Public Engagement Network.
Beltane is an agreement by the four universities in Edinburgh to coordinate their approaches to public engagement with research.
By being joined-up, the four universities can share best practice and opportunities. Having a recognisable point of contact also makes it easier for other organisations to work with Edinburgh’s universities – and to do so without seeming to favour one over the other.
The Beltane Network is not a members' club. Simply by being part of a university in Edinburgh, you are part of the Network, and we would love to see you at our events!
We also do not have a list of external ‘preferred partners’: if you would like to exchange knowledge with researchers at one or more of Edinburgh’s universities, we will do our best to help, regardless of where you are from.
As of December 2017, the Beltane Network does not have dedicated staff to coordinate it. This reflects the fact that partnership between Edinburgh’s universities is now well-established, and that some of the partner universities now have their own dedicated public engagement staff