Engaging with schools

Thinking of engaging young people with your research? 

The Widening Participation team at the University can help you connect with schools in and around Glasgow. If you have a STEM background (science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine) then we encourage you to sign up for free as a STEM Ambassador. The STEM Ambassador scheme offers training and support, PVG checks, and enables you to connect with schools across Scotland.

National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) provides useful guidance on working with schools

Inspiring Young People In STEM: Planning Activities is a freely available online course to help you plan and design STEM activities for young people.

Engaging with teachers with your research for their professional development (CPD) can be an effective route to impact which can be recorded over time and can generate secondary impacts. UKRI published Engaging Young People with Cutting Edge Research provides guidance on how researchers and teachers can work together.

An Economic & Social Research Council funded project provides additional top tips when engaging with teachers.

Watch our video below for top tips on engaging with schools, which was created at our 'Engaging with Schools' event in 2023.

To connect with others across the university who have an interested in engaging with schools, join our Teams site