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School and Education Outreach

School and Education Outreach

Outreach activities to help you find out more about studying in the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences.

Outreach activities

We have a range of outreach activities to help you find out more about studying in the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences.

SOLAR

SOLAR arranges workshops on Wednesday afternoons to local schools. We cater from Year 1 to Year 13 classes. We deliver a series of sessions including:

  • DNA extraction and PCR
  • Heart attack!
  • Snots and sneezes

The sessions provide a fantastic opportunity for our current students. They allow our students to develop their communication, teamwork and organisation skills. If you are a current student who wants to find out more or a local school wanting a visit, contact staff co-ordinator Dr Vanessa Armstrong.

Robinson Library - Schools and Outreach Events

Newcastle University delivers workshops, provides resources and runs projects for local schools and colleges.

I found this workshop very enjoyable and active. I liked learning about the history of cholera and making my own tincture.

Student

Cholera: Archives Alive

Archives Alive is a set of free, online interactive education resources. They use our unique primary resources to provide fun and relevant education activities suitable for all key stages.

Students start the day by exploring resources in our special collections. Armed with new knowledge and inspiration, they'll then hit the labs to create their own 19th-century cure for cholera.

They'll investigate the use of magic bullets (antibiotics). They see first-hand how their 19th-century tinctures affect the function of cells.

Finally, students become modern-day biomedical scientists. They identify cholera victims from bacterial swab samples.

Story of the Civil War in the North East

The School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences took part in a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Outreach.

The Robinson Library organised the project. Children from four North East schools took part.

Year 8 science students from Monkseaton Middle School found out about treatments for gunshot wounds in the past.

They went to our labs to find out about blood loss, how we treat infection now, and the use of antibiotics and antiseptics.

Learn about the story of the Civil War in the North East