Are you passionate about your subject area? Are you interested in bringing cutting edge research into the classroom? Would you like the opportunity to develop an outreach activity and engage with secondary schools across Greater Manchester? Then the School-University Partnerships Initiative might be for you!

School-University Partnerships Initiative (SUPI) : Training & Funding Opportunity – Thu 21 November 2013, 9:30 – 16:45
A one-day interactive workshop for researchers exploring the why, what and how of engaging with schools. Participants will be able to apply for seed funding to develop their ideas and go into schools in early 2014 to deliver an activity. The workshop is being held on Thursday 21 November 2013 followed by a Dragon’s Den pitching session on Wednesday 8 January 2014. If your idea is selected at the pitching session you will be matched up with a local school. You will be supported along the way with drop-in surgeries, where you can talk through the development of your ideas with experienced engaging researchers. More details and applications at:

School-University Partnerships Initiative (SUPI) : Networking Event – Wed 20 November 2013, 16:00 – 18:30
An opportunity for researchers to meet with teachers interested in fostering links, and running collaborative research-led activities for secondary school and college students. The event will include an overview of the SUPI project, with specific reference to collaborative projects between teachers and researchers, and with the main focus being a networking session.More details and applications at:

What is the School-University Partnerships Initiative (SUPI)?
SUPI is a three-year RCUK-funded project to create structured and strategic mechanisms for HEIs to work in partnership with secondary schools and FE colleges. This partnership working will support researchers’ direct engagement with students and bring contemporary and inspirational research contexts into formal and informal learning to enhance and enrich the curriculum.

Posted on behalf of Suzanne Spicer, Office of Social Responsibility, The University of Manchester