We’re developing and delivering workshops in schools across the North East, and at our home base, Think Lab, on the city-centre Northumbria campus. We also deliver CPD for teachers, develop networking opportunities for teachers and school students, and work across the university assisting with public engagement efforts.
Here’s primary specialist Joe Shimwell exploring bubbles with a Think Lab visitor:
What we do
As the project develops we’ll fill in the details here about those workshops, and about the other activities we’ll be offering:
- Loan boxes for pre-schools
- Planetarium for the day
- STEM Clubs
- STEM Careers assemblies
- Easter and Summer schools
- Twilight parent-and-child Maker sessions
- Primary Science Coordinators’ Forum
- Physics Connect networking and support events for girls studying physics at GCSE and A-Level
- Physics revision and curriculum support sessions
- Appearances at events like Maker Faire UK, Juice Festival, NE Skills, Big Bang Fair North-East, and more.
- Support for academic public engagement projects, including Imagining the Sun.
- …and more
We work primarily through a network of partner schools, all of which places are now allocated.
Industry, Business & Employers
We believe it’s crucial that we link STEM engagement and careers advice: as the project develops you’ll see careers messages embedded in everything we do. Behind-the-scenes we’re extremely busy forging links with local business and industry – with graduate employers, the North-East Chamber of Commerce, and others.
We’re building an extensive library of case studies, of individuals with physics A-levels who’ve subsequently headed in any direction. We’re happily busy with filming, photoshoots, interviews and questionnaires, but we could always be busier.
If you’d like to help us out please get in touch, and you’ll hear back from our careers specialist Emma Garrick.
We’re recruiting undergraduate and post-graduate students from across the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to help run Think Physics activities. We can offer you training, an hourly rate for delivering workshops, and a hugely satisfying experience working with children, parents, schools, and industry.
Come and see us in Think Lab (and our office next-door, E305), or drop us a line: How to contact us.