Heriot-Watt University

Organized by:
Heriot-Watt University

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Social Media Campaign
  • Symposium
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

While our events planned for Brain Awareness Week had to be cancelled due to social distancing regulations, we continued to promote positive brain health messages throughout the week (Twitter @TheAgeingLab; www.healthyageing.hw.ac.uk). In addition, Maria Garraffa and colleagues in the Language Across the Lifespan Lab were able to continue with their Neurodiversity training event (held as part of both Brain Awareness Week and Neurodiversity Week). Though the event moved online, it sold out with 50 participants and received a lot of positive feedback (https://langlife.hw.ac.uk/neurodiversity-for-a-more-circular-economy/ ).

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Website
  • Social Media


Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos
  • Brain Awareness Week Facebook Cover Image

Feedback & Keys to Success

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Contact Information

Contact Name:

Alan Gow

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:


More Reports

Become Partner
Organize an Event