Large-scale – Science in Health Live
Science in Health Live
Science in Health Live is a large-scale secondary school conference with 550 pupils from 40+ schools attending. Organised by the PUSH group, the conference is made up of platform talks, exhibitions and tours around the University Hospital of Wales science laboratories.
An event such as this requires a significant amount of planning, financial input and resources to succeed. However, if there is a will to open up the subject to a wider audience within an academic area, the rewards of tailoring a programme for such a specific audience can be immense.
If you hope to mount an event of this scale, staff commitment (from management and colleagues at all levels) is paramount, as this type of event requires a team of like-minded people to share the work-load.
Small-scale – individual schools/pupil tours
Pupil Tours and Visits
Inviting schools and/or pupils to an event on a small scale is a great way to begin engaging with young people. Due to limited numbers, the programme can be easily managed by a few staff and with a relatively modest budget.
Nevertheless, careful attention to risk assessment and pupil safety is vital when working with any young people. The Widening Access Team can offer advice on running events with young people.