Public Affairs

Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Officer works within the University of Aberdeen’s Public Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Events team (PASE), based within the Directorate of External Relations.

The Public Affairs team seeks and seizes opportunities to develop the University's strategic role and reputation regionally, nationally, and globally. At a local level, we look to establish the institution’s place within our community.

Part of our role is to promote the work of the University to political audiences. This helps to maximise the impact of the organisation’s research and expertise, while providing a sound evidence base for policy making.

How We Can Help

University colleagues

We provide support, training and advice on a wide range of political engagement activities to promote research and generate impact.

Political engagement can include meetings with stakeholders, visits, events, submissions to committee inquiries and government consultations, and briefings ahead of relevant parliamentary debates.

Contact Us

To find out more about Public Affairs or raise an enquiry, please contact

The office is staffed Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

For urgent enquiries outside of office hours, please call +44 (0) 7939 576 300 to speak to Angela Michael – Head of Public Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Events.