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Those in the network can benefit from a number of specialist offers, events and support packages. You can engage with as much or as little as you need or feel able to, as long as you engage with a Royal Society activity at least once a year.

Ongoing opportunities:

  • Research Fellow talks – You can request a leading UK researcher to come into your school or college and bring theory alive, allowing your students to interact with a practising scientist. We take requests throughout the year, but allocate in batches at the start and end of the autumn and spring term.
  • Policy work - Our education policy team works on a number of projects yearly that require input and feedback from teachers to ensure we are supporting their profession. We will contact you via the mailing list when such opportunities arise, and please follow our blog for updates.

Specific opportunities:

  • Pilots - We currently have two pilot projects for the network, both supporting new activities within the school / college at either primary or secondary level. One is focused towards new project work in mathematics, data or computer science, and one focused on setting up new maths or problem solving clubs.
  • ASE Schools' Exhibition - We have a number of places for schools and colleges in our network to come to the Association for Science Education (ASE) Annual conference on Friday 5 January, and present their work as part of the Schools' Exhibition. Support available to attend and CPD opportunities in the afternoon.
  • Partnership Grants – All those in the Network should consider applying for a Partnership Grant to help support their link with researchers and experimental work. 
  • Summer Science Exhibition – Those in the Network get preferential booking to attend the Royal Society’s flagship outreach event. Visiting groups must pre-register between January and March each year to attend the exhibition which takes place in early July. 
  • Young Peoples Book Prize - Those in the Network can apply to be part of the judging panel for the Royal Society's book prize for the younger age category. A great way of linking literacy skills to science. Call for judges opens in December 

Once you are up and running with STEM activities, find out how you can share your skills and experience with others, raising your profile and that of your school or college.

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