CALL TO ACTION: Opportunity for Early Career Researchers & Academics to get involved in primary school outreach in GM

by | Nov 18, 2021

An opportunity for Early Career Researchers & Academics to get involved in a local primary outreach

This week saw the launch of the Great Science Share Clean Air Challenge – a new project developed by SEERIH and The Royal Society that will involve 25 Greater Manchester schools and research scientists and engineers in engaging over 4000 primary school pupils in meaningful science enquiry.

The launch was a roaring success!

“Thank you everyone for such a memorable experience that the children will never forget. ”
— Steve Marsland, Head Teacher Russell Scott Primary School, Tameside

We are looking to recruit 25 PhD, Postdocs and Early Career research academics to support the schools.

Watch this short explanation by project director, Dr Lynne Bianchi

What’s involved?

  • Link with one primary school (ages 7-11 years) The connections are ready and waiting for you!
  • Minimum: 1 engagement in academic year of 2021-22 and 3 engagements in 2022-23
  • The only specialism you need is an interest to connect with young people to support them through an investigation – asking questions, collecting data, interpreting findings etc. If your research has a focus on Climate Change then that’s great, but this isn’t a requirement.

Express your interest
Email by 3rd December and we can arrange a short chat to explain in more detail.

Posted on behalf of Lynne Bianchi, Director of UoM Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub