We were delighted to welcome 115 delegates from 58 organisations in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales (and a few from Europe) to The 2015 ASDC National Conference in At-Bristol Science Centre last month. A huge thank you to everyone who came, and to our excellent speakers and generous sponsors.
The Royal Institution and the Clothworkers’ Foundation are offering UK schools grants of up to £500 to host a show, talk, workshop, challenge or other maths activity to supplement their students' classroom activities.
Grants of up to £500 are being offered to eligible state-funded schools, academies and FE colleges to take part in an Enrichment and Enhancement maths activity from the STEM Directories by the end of July 2016.
Reaching a broad audience with important environmental messages can be a frustrating business. No matter how exciting, well researched and convincing our stories seem to us, we can’t assume that they will catch the editors eye as the next top story.
This year, Communicate gives you the chance to explore ways to broaden the appeal of your stories and discover what it takes to make your messaging suitable for broadcast. The panel of experienced media professionals includes Ben Hoare (BBC Wildlife Magazine), James Smith (Plimsoll Productions) and Dimitri Houtart (BBC Radio 4).
This day of training by the Engineering Exchange is for engineering professionals who want to learn more about engaging with communities.
This course will introduce the benefits and needs for community engagement with engineering and provide participants with basic skills for improving how they engage with community groups in their professional practice or research. Supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
How to engage the public with science and get your message across more effectively.
This interactive workshop is aimed anyone who wants to communicate science more effectively to the public. This includes researchers, people working in public engagement and outreach, other bioscience professionals and students.
Are you passionate about science, writing and science communication? The 2015–16 Chemistry World science communication competition offers a fantastic opportunity to be published in Chemistry World, and demonstrate your communication skills in a ten-minute presentation at the Royal Institution's iconic Faraday theatre during the live final.
Send in your 800 word article addressing or exploring an issue or theme uncovered by the Royal Society of Chemistry's public attitudes to chemistry survey. You also need to submit a short video showing off your presentation style.
The Wellcome Trust has recently launched a primary school version of the Questions for Governors website. The questions found within the framework can help governing bodies identify areas to celebrate or challenge in their schools, enabling them to work with their senior leaders to drive improvement.
The website’s use can extend beyond school governors and provide useful statistics, resources and information for anyone in the education sector.
The STEM Directories are a valuable and comprehensive resource for teachers listing STEM Enrichment and Enhancement activities in the UK.
Featuring on the Directories is an excellent way of increasing your exposure to teachers and you’ll be joining other important providers in the STEM community. If you are a provider of a STEM activity, you are encouraged to register on the Directories so that schools can search for you.
Looking to recruit someone? Want to attract as wide a pool of candidates as possible? Send us details. On average the job opportunities listed attract a large proportion of the click-throughs from the newsletter, which is sent out to a broad range of professionals working in and with the science engagement sector.
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