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Sharing your project

A Partnership Grants school partner, Colin Inglis, accepts a teaching prize at the 2015 Science on Stage festival

Publishing

Publishing your work is an important part of the scientific process, and the main way that scientists share their findings.  If you haven’t published your work, no one else can hear about it and learn from it.  For students, it is also an opportunity to enhance their communication skills.

  • The Young Scientists Journal is a peer-review science journal run entirely by 12 – 20 years old. Students can submit their research to the journal for publishing, where submissions should state Royal Society Partnership Grants within the funding statement. For more information and to read the special edition in partnership with the Royal Society, visit www.ysjournal.com.
  • Catalyst magazine is an online and hard copy science magazine for students aged 14 – 19. The magazine has previously featured articles from Partnership Grants teachers, students and STEM partners. See the Catalyst magazine website for more information.
  • A number of professional publications also may be interested in featuring content about Partnership Grants from either the school or STEM partner For example, TESTHEPhysics World and Chemistry World.

To get more information on pitching to editors, see the article How to pitch to a science editor on SciDev.Net.

You can contact us for writing advice, which could include sending us draft articles to read over before submission

Festivals

There are many festivals across the UK that are great platforms for sharing your Partnership Grants project and to gain a valuable experience for both students and the project partners. Below is a list of some of the major festivals that Partnership Grants projects have featured in in the past and that you may be interested in participating in.

  • The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of STEM for 7 – 19 year olds in the UK. See the Big Bang Fair website for more information.
  • Many towns across the UK run science festivals. These festivals can have ways to feature the work of Partnership Grants. Examples include Imperial science festival and Edinburgh international science festival. You can find out what science festivals are running near you on the BIG website, or on the British Science Association website.
  • TeenTech runs events across the UK with supporting award schemes for 11 – 18 year old students. See the TeenTech website for more information.
  • Google Science Fair is an online science and technology competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 – 18. See the Google Science Fair for more information.
  • There are also events that are more directed towards the school partner exhibiting teaching methods, such as the ASE conference and Science on Stage

Social media

Social media is an excellent tool to share your project with a wider audience. We suggest that you utilise your school or organisation social media accounts to do this effectively, for example by using your schools’ Twitter account to tweet a picture announcing the installation of a piece of equipment for your project.

Twitter is great for sharing content about your project such as web links, images, videos, blogs and podcasts etc. It can also be used for new announcements and updates.

  • #PartnershipGrant (note that this is not plural)
  • @RoyalSociety

Alternatively you could use other social media sites, such as Facebook and YouTube.

Video

You or your students may wish to create a video during your project or to summarise your work at the end. A good video can help to share your project with many different audiences and can also raise awareness about your school, organisation and project's area of investigation.

Download our video guidance sheet to help you make your video.

Blogging

Blogging is a great way to share your project as there are a number of ways it can be done. For example, run by students or school staff every week on the school website or by the STEM partner on a blogging platform like WordPress

The Royal Society Inside Science blog has also previously featured posts about Partnership Grants project, where either partner can write a post for the blog about their project, or we might like to write one about your projects. Contact us to find out more.