Outreach and Public Engagement Strategy

We have developed a strategy for SEPnet outreach and public engagement activities. This is split into three core programmes: schools outreach, teacher CPD,  and public engagement.

Core Programme 1: Schools’ Outreach

Aim: To raise, or at least maintain the science capital of Key Stage 3 students in the region by communicating the following messages via our programme of activities:

1. Anyone can do physics.
2. Physics is exciting, relevant & important; it goes beyond the classroom.
3. Studying physics further broadens career possibilities.

Core Programme 2: Teacher Continuing Professional Development

Aim: To support the work of science teachers in the classroom by providing training to help Physics teaching become more equitable, and to help maintain and raise the science capital amongst their students.

Core Programme 3: Public Engagement with Research

Aim: To cultivate and embed a culture of engaged physics research with the public across all SEPnet partners through training and supporting research groups in SEPnet partners to develop, run and evaluate impactful methods of engaging many different and diverse publics with their research throughout their research cycles.

This programme uses the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s (NCCPE) definition of Public Engagement. All projects based on research and / or working outside schools are included in this programme.

The full strategy includes more information on these programmes, and information about individual projects. Please do get in touch if you have any comments.