Schools Public Engagement Officer shares his reflections on his first Schools’ Day event (and the 28th in the Institute’s history)
Read about what went on at our 2022 sixth form conference.
‘Meet a Bioscientist’ was the Public Engagement team’s flagship schools’ engagement event for 2022. For British Science Week, we spoke to over 900 young people across 15 schools and sixth forms about our research, careers in science, and what being a scientist is really like. Discover more about the event in this blog post.
For British Science Week 2022, researchers from 14 of our amazing research groups and facilities held conversations with school groups across Cambridgeshire and beyond so the students could explore more about the research here at the Institute and what being a scientist is like. Eleanor, a Year 12 student at Comberton Village College, shares her experience of meeting the bioscientists from the Hawkins lab.
Career paths are often depicted as a straight line. Academic ones sometimes as a pyramid. Jo shares more about her career patchwork as she find herself back at the beginning of her career - geographically at least!
How Babraham Institute staff and scientists have been working with local school students on a collaborative project to produce a game about viruses and vaccinations.
Meet Fergus, our newest Public Engagement team member. In this introductory blog post, he gives us an insight into his career path so far, his passion for engagement, and some of the events we have to look forward to in the coming months.
Steph Norwood, the Babraham Institute's ORION Project lead, explains the latest call for collaborators to co-create a museum exhibit on vaccination.
In her first blogpost, our new Public Engagement & Knowledge Exchange Manager, Hayley, says hello, talks about her decision to leave teaching and explores upcoming Babraham Institute events in 2019.
Jo Montgomery, a member of the Babraham Bioinformatics group, describes how Schools’ Day projects bring out the best in scientists and students
At this special festive time, Tacita Croucher, the Institute's Public Engagement Manager reflects on the public engagement work our staff and students have been organising and participating in this year.
Kirsti Hornigold, from Heidi Welch's group, ran science workshops for Year 2 and Year 3 at her childrens' school in Saffron Walden
Emma, a first-year PhD student in the Cook research group, reflects on the careers discussion sessions she led with students from the University Technical College in Cambridge.
Michael Hinton, part of the Public Engagement team, describes his experiences of working with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)
Having spent a year as Public Engagement Manager, Tacita looks back at some of the highlights of a very busy 12 months.