Science Communicators

15 points

Not offered 2023, offered in 2022

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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 have multiple opportunities to communicate science. You will be assigned to a local school and work with a teacher mentor in their classroom for most of a term. An important goal will be to create and deliver a series of lessons or activities for akonga, leaving a memorable experience for them and hopefully inspiring a new generation of scientists. These sessions include receiving 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