Science outreach is a key part of what we do in the Department of Natural Sciences.

Staff and students are proud to engage in a wide range of science outreach activities, aimed at all audiences. Some examples of our most recent science outreach activities include:

Schools engagement

We provide a range of outreach opportunities at primary, secondary, and post-16 level. Staff and students are happy to support the curriculum through events such as in-class guest talks and live experiments, after-school seminars, and careers events. In some instances, remote support is more effective, via email contact and teaching resources. We are happy to develop bespoke outreach activities to support your lessons.

Science communication events

We are passionate about communicating our cutting-edge research to the wider community. We collaborate with local museums and galleries, as well as national scientific bodies, to develop exciting, hands-on research experiences. Our most recent events have included family museum exhibitions, pub talks, and podcasts.  We enjoy adapting our research for new audiences and environments and are happy to discuss ideas for new outreach projects.

Training for science communicators

In addition to our public-facing outreach, we provide resources for other academics to develop their science communication skills. Researchers in the Department work closely with the national and international science community to develop conferences, training materials, and academic support networks to encourage other scientists to step into the public spotlight.

For further information regarding outreach, and how we might be able to support your school or public engagement event please contact Dr Kathryn Adamson:

We look forward to sharing our research with you!