News & Events

You can find out more below about the brilliant work our teachers deliver in schools across England, and the impact they are having on pupils.

Schools Week introduces Researchers in Schools!

We were really excited that Schools Week were able to write a feature about the Researchers in Schools programme in last week’s edition.

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Interview on talkRADIO

National Programme Director Jed Cinnamon and RIS Participant Dr Clara Sousa-Silva talk to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the Researchers in Schools programme, the importance of subject expertise and gender issues in STEM subjects. Listen below.

Listen to the interview

Guardian Charity Award

The Brilliant Club exists to widen access to top universities for outstanding pupils from non-selective state schools. The primary activity is to recruit, train and place doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in non-selective state schools and sixth-form colleges serving low participation communities to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of outstanding pupils.

Watch the video on The Guardian's website

Feature in The Independent

Teacher shortage: Four-day week attracts PhD graduates into profession

Richard Garner writes about the unique structure of the Researchers in Schools programme and talks to RiS participants Dr Richard Branch and Dr Nicola Loring about the importance of the activities they undertake on their fifth day.

Read the full article on The Independent

Rocket Science

Challney High School for boys conducting experiment with seeds from the International Space Station

RiS Participant Dr Riccardo Porcari and his year 8 pupils have taken part in the recent Rocket Science project, working with seeds that have been aboard the International Space Station.

Read the full article on Luton on Sunday

ORBYTS Graduation Event

One of our 2014 Researchers in Schools participants, Dr Clara Sousa-Silva, teacher at Highams Park School, uses some of her off-timetable time on EduTwinkle, the educational program of Twinkle, a space mission aimed at decoding light from hundreds of extrasolar planets to reveal their chemical composition, weather and history. It will be launched into orbit within 3 to 4 years.

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