Email from AEA Technology plc who run the Researchers In Residence (RinR) programme on behalf of the research councils: Open to all PhD and post doctoral researchers funded directly or indirectly by one of the seven UK Research Councils or the Wellcome Trust.
Maximise the impact of your research and develop your team’s transferable skills by engaging 11-19 year olds via the RCUK-funded Researchers in Residence scheme.
RCUK would like you to encourage your research group to participate. Aimed at PhD students and early stage post-docs across the UK this school placement scheme provides an opportunity to inspire the next generation of researchers (11-19 years students) about their work.
Researchers that have been involved benefit by developing their public engagement, communication and teaching skills that help show experience on their CVs whether they continue on the academic career path or enter the jobs market.
Participation in RinR has also helped some researchers when completing Pathways to Impact due to RinR helping them to think about the wider social and ethical implications of their research.
All participating researchers receive free, expert communication training is provided and each placement lasts between 14 to 24 hours.
Interested researchers should apply via www.researchersinresidence.ac.uk or call 0845 365 7470.
If you’re not funded by one of the research councils or the Wellcome Trust, and your discipline is a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, but including medicine and design), then STEM Ambassadors may be the alternative for you. Check out Sarah Pannell’s guest post for full details.
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