Inspiring the next generation of scientists

Inspiring the next generation of scientists

Our departments in Science receive numerous requests each year from school pupils wishing to undertake some form of work experience, either as part of the compulsory period in Y10 or on an individual basis i.e. A-level students that are looking to bolster their C.V./UCAS application. Pupil experience, ability and motivation usually varies greatly but, in general, the one thing that all the applicants have in common […]

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Outreach and Widening Participation – what is it and how do we do it?

Outreach and Widening Participation – what is it and how do we do it?

In its latest strategic plan the University affirms its commitment to ‘increasing the range and type of widening participation activities’, but what does this mean? How do we widen participation? The Faculty of Science runs a varied programme of widening participation and outreach activities, working with pupils who are ‘most able, least likely’ to progress to University. School students of all ages visit the University […]

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