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Durham University

Science Outreach and Engagement

 Science Outreach and Engagement

Our award winning activities aim to encourage young people, their teachers and the wider community to develop their interest in science. We work with communities, industry partners and hundreds of schools across the region to deliver science programmes, activities and events which build on our excellent scientific research and teaching.

Read more in Dialogue Magazine and from Durham University's Social Media.

2,000 Ambassadors and Counting!

Science Outreach are celebrating the 2,000th young person in the region trained to be a Science Ambassador.

The Science Ambassadors project began in the North-East in 2011, with the aim to inspire young people’s interest in science, expand their scientific knowledge and equip them to share their learning with others. The project is the subject of a "How to" guide to good practice published by the Ogden Trust.

Now the project has trained its 2,000th Science Ambassador in the North-East.

Dr Lorraine Coghill, who leads the project, said “We’re very proud to have trained our 2,000th Science Ambassador. We’d like to thank the schools, community groups and most importantly the Ambassadors themselves who have worked with us since 2011, and we look forward to the programme going from strength to strength in the years to come.”

The project was featured in the Durham Advertiser and the Northern Echo.

The Science Outreach web pages are maintained by Pete Edwards