SCIE304-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Science Communicators

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


Do you think you could inspire the next generation of scientists? Do you want to improve your communication skills? Would you like to do something that makes a real difference? This course is for students who are passionate and enthusiastic about communicating their subject. You will be assigned to a local school and work with a teacher mentor in their classroom for 9 weeks. Your ultimate goal will be to create and deliver a lesson(s) or activity for the pupils in your class, leaving a memorable experience for them and hopefully inspiring a new generation of scientists. You will receive an induction into classroom work and have the chance to observe pupils and teachers before getting stuck in. This will be a hands-on course in a real work environment and ideal for anyone considering a possible career in education or science communication. We won't lie - it will be hard work, however, it will also be an experience like no other you will have had at Uni and hopefully a lot of fun! Acceptance by application and selection only.


(1) 45 points at 200-level from the majoring requirements for Computer Science or Mathematics; (2) Approval by Head of Department

Course Coordinator

Tim Bell

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $910.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the departments and faculties page .

All SCIE304 Occurrences

  • SCIE304-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021