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For secondary (11-18) schools and students


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 (click link to find out more). 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, or email

Three of our participants from the Summer School in Food Sciences 2014 wrote about their experiences of the Summer School.  Following the links below to read their accounts:

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

In addition, 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, 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 secondary school and are interested in hosting a Student Ambassador, contact the UAS co-ordinator, 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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