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Working with schools

Staff in the school engage in a wide range of activities involving both schools and young people to promote a better understanding of science and to encourage young people embark in a career in science.

For more information on any of our services, please contact Dr Susie Lydon

Primary (5-11) schools and students

The School of Biosciences has hosted campus visits from local primary schools and researchers can visit local classrooms.

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

Email Dr Susie Lydon

 

Secondary (11-18) schools and students

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

CREST

Staff in the School of Biosciences act as mentors for students working towards the British Science Association's  CREST awards.

Email Dr Susie Lydon

 

Post-16 schools, colleges and students

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

Extended Project Qualification support

Our Outreach Officer Dr Susie Lydon is a BBSRC School Regional Champion and runs a project to support local schools and Year 12 and 13 students in AQA Extended Project Qualification projects relating to food security.

CREST

Staff in the School of Biosciences act as mentors for students working towards the British Science Association's CREST awards.

Ambition Nottingham

The School of Biosciences contributes 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.

Ambition Nottingham

 

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 school and are interested in hosting a Student Ambassador, contact  Dr Susie Lydon.

 

 

School of Biosciences

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

For all enquiries please visit:
www.nottingham.ac.uk/enquire

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