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For post-16 schools, colleges and students


Outreach Officer Dr Susie Lydon is a BBSRC School Regional Champion and runs a project to support local schools and Year 12 & 13 students in Extended Project Qualification projects relating to food security. Please contact Susie ( to find out more.

We also contribute to the Ambition Nottingham scheme for Post-16 students meeting Widening Participation eligibility criteria. This free scheme for local students run offers experiences and opportunities that will help you prepare for and progress to higher education. Activities include subject-specific Masterclasses and Year 12 Summer Schools.

This year, the School of Biosciences will be running a summer school for Year 12 students: the Summer School in Food Sciences and Crop Sciences. The Summer School is free and open to Year 12 students who can demonstrate a love of science and who are keen to explore how science is used to ensure the supply of safe, nutritious and tasty food. For more information about eligibility and how to apply, follow the link above.

Staff in the School of Biosciences act as mentors for students working towards CREST awards.

We can provide advice and resources for science teaching relating to biosciences and food security.

Contact: Biosciences Outreach Co-ordinator, Dr Cath Rees ( or Outreach Officer, Dr Susie Lydon (

Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme

The Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme offers final-year undergraduates the opportunity to complete placements in local schools and colleges, promoting their subject and encouraging students to choose to study science further.

Ambassadors spend about one day per week in a school for around 10 weeks, assisting with a variety of science classes and preparing and delivering some teaching materials. If you are a teacher in a local sixth form or FE college and interested in hosting a Student Ambassador, contact the UAS coordinator, Dr Susie Lydon (

School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

telephone: +44 (0) 115 9516400

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