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Engaging schools and young people

Engaging schools and young people. Copyright: Elaine Jensen, IBERS and Mark Travis, The University of Manchester
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We support our researchers to carry out engagement activities with schools and young people.

This booklet has been designed to provide practical advice and tips for undertaking effective Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) engagement with young people, schools and educators. The booklet covers activities designed specifically for young people and accompanies the BBSRC handbooks; Exhibitions and media training, Public engagement training, and Media training.


  • Why engage with young people?
  • Who is your audience?
  • What is your aim?
  • How do you reach your audience?
  • What support can you receive?
  • Where and when?
  • Organising an event for young people
  • Organising a visit to a school
  • Suitable activities
  • Enriching the curriculum
  • Health and safety
  • Working with children
  • Best practice guidelines
  • Top tips
  • Training
  • Further reading