Our Outreach Programme

Over recent years, the School has been increasingly committed to delivering a wide range of quality outreach activities. All of these activities aim to foster closer links with local and regional schools and the wider community.

Dr Peter Hoare was appointed as the School’s first dedicated Outreach Officer in September 2009, following on from his very successful Royal Society of Chemistry School Teacher Fellowship secondment in the previous academic year. Dr Hoare and his work clearly show the School’s commitment to developing and implementing a sustainable chemistry outreach programme across the region.

Our dedicated Chemistry Outreach Laboratory facility enhances both the quality and quantity of practical laboratory sessions we offer to local schools on a regular basis.

Activities for schools

We can offer a selection of placements, presentations, laboratory facilities, A-level revision workshops, spectroscopy tours and careers talks to secondary schools, sixth-form colleges and FE colleges. We are also the NE Region contract holders for the RSC's Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) scheme. We can also provide both middle and primary schools with support for your science activities.

Activities for teachers

We also offer teachers continuing professional development sessions (CPD) especially those to support the teaching of A-level Chemistry.

Further information

We actively welcome requests for bespoke or ad hoc activities from local schools or other interested groups working with young people to promote science.

For further information, to be added to our email list, or to make a booking please contact us.