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Durham University

Science Outreach and Engagement

For Teachers


The Science Outreach team offer a range of exciting free engaging activities, workshops and school talks that support and enhance the curriculum for both primary and secondary school students. We also create original and relevant teaching resources based upon our research and use this material in workshops as part of Continuing Professional Development courses and training support sessions for teachers. We are keen to collaborate with teachers to develop activities that best suit the needs of the individual school.

Activities range from one-off workshops to one-term or year-long scientific investigation projects, and from teacher CPD sessions to whole-school science week programmes. There is no charge for any of these activities. However, as we rely on volunteers from university departments, we are limited on availability but do try to cater for requests wherever possible.

You can also get involved with Durham University’s Science Outreach by hosting an undergraduate student as part of the undergraduate module Science into Schools or attend Celebrate Science during October half term.

Please do feel free to get in touch. We are very happy to chat through ideas and look forward to working with you.

Ogden Primary Physics Professional Learning Course (P3L)

Our P3L programme for the 2021/22 academic year was postponed due to the pandemic. We continue to monitor the situation and details of the 2022/23 programme will confirmed as soon as possible.

Join us for a packed day of professional learning delivered by physics and primary science specialists. Ideal for science co-ordinators.

The Primary Physics Professional Learning course (P3L) is a physics CPD programme from The Ogden Trust for primary teachers. P3L is designed to cover the key concepts of the physics primary curriculum, and provides clear cross-curricular links to other areas.

The last North East training day was at Durham University on Thursday 19th September 2019, 9.30-3.00. Course fee: £20.

Sessions included:

  • Magnetic mathematics
  • Electrifying English
  • Physics focus – light and sound
  • Creative cosmos

For further infomation contact Lorraine:

The Learning Team

Durham University's Learning Team offer an extensive programme of education visits and learning resources for a range of subjects and Key Stages using the collections of Durham University’s Oriental Museum, Botanic Garden, Palace Green Library, Museum of Archaeology and Durham Castle. Follow this link for more information.

Durham University for Teachers

Our web pages for teachers and HE advisers. Here you will find details of all our upcoming events as well as access to free resources.

Opportunities for Students and Schools

Durham University's Access and Student Recruitment Team works with students and schools around the UK, throughout the year, on a variety of programmes. Details can be found here.

Useful Links

More great ideas and information for both teachers and pupils can be found by checking out the links on the right hand side of the page.