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Engaging with Schools – Training for Researchers

Are you passionate about your subject area? Are you interested in taking your research or an activity into the classroom? Want to develop your public engagement skills? Then this free schools engagement training opportunity is for you!

Tuesday 19 November 2019, 9:30 – 16:30, The University of Manchester

SUPI: Engaging with Schools. This one-day, interactive workshop for researchers explores the why, what and how of engaging with secondary schools. This one-day, interactive workshop is for researchers from any discipline who are interested in communicating their research to a secondary schools audience. It explores the why, what and how of engaging with secondary schools. Full details about the course can be found here.

Open to: Postgraduate Researchers, Postdoctoral Research Associates, Research Staff and New Academics with little or no experience of school engagement. Open to all disciplines.

What do previous participants say?

  • “This workshop was a great the opportunity to share my ideas for activities with other people.”
  • “This session helped me in gaining an understanding of what schools, students, and teachers are looking for in engaging with academics/university research.”

And there’s additional funding and support: But we don’t just want to inspire you with great ideas. We want to help you develop those ideas into concrete plans! This course is all about developing confidence, networks, and experience in engaging with local secondary schools. Following the one-day workshop there will be the opportunity to access funding and support to deliver your activity in school.

Registration: Book your free place here: https://app.manchester.ac.uk/FFSES8000

What was the School-University Partnerships Initiative (SUPI)? A scheme providing opportunities for schools and universities to bring contemporary research to life for young people. Find out more here. Though the external funding has come to an end, the legacy of SUPI continues at The University of Manchester through collaboration with a variety of schemes such as The Brilliant Club, a charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities through sharing the expertise of the PhD community with state schools.

For enquiries please contact Roz Webster in the Widening Participation Team: roz.webster@manchester.ac.uk