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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.

Currently open:

  • Summer Science Exhibition – Get advance notice of tickets going live for school group bookings to attend the Royal Society’s flagship outreach event. Schools can register one group of up to 27 people (staff and students aged 14+) between January and June for a slot to attend the exhibition which takes place in early July. 
  • Young Peoples Book Prize – 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 at primary levels. Call for judges opens in December and closes towards the end of March each year.
  • Teacher events – We run a small number of training events for teachers, linking both primary and secondary level to the research and policy of the Royal Society to support their teaching of science, mathematics and computing.
  • 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 end of each term.

Closed, but ongoing opportunities:

  • Pilots – We are currently running 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.
  • Partnership Grants – The Partnership Grant scheme supports schools to link with researchers to develop investigative extended project work with their students. Grants up to £3,000 are awarded once a year, and the application form goes live in February.
  • 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.

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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