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School-University Partnerships Initiative Training & Funding Opportunity

05 Nov 2013

Are you passionate about your subject area? Are you interested in bringing cutting edge research into the classroom? Would you like the opportunity to develop an outreach activity and engage with secondary schools across Greater Manchester? Then the School-University Partnership Initiative might be for you!

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About the School-University Partnerships Initiative (SUPI)

The School-University Partnerships Initiative (SUPI) is a three-year RCUK-funded project to create structured and strategic mechanisms for Higher Education Institutions to work in partnership with secondary schools and Further Education colleges. This partnership will support researchers’ direct engagement with students and bring contemporary and inspirational research contexts into formal and informal learning to enhance and enrich the curriculum. 

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About the Training and Funding Opportunity

A one-day interactive workshop for researchers exploring the why, what and how of engaging with schools. Participants will be able to apply for a small pot of seed funding to develop your ideas and go into schools in January-February 2013 to deliver your activity. 

The workshop is being held on Thursday, 21 November 2013 (9am – 5pm) followed by a Dragon’s Den pitching session on Wednesday, 8 January 2014 (9.30am – 12.30pm).

If your idea is selected at the pitching session you will be matched up with a local school. You will be supported along the way with drop-in surgeries, where you can talk through the development of your ideas with experienced engaging researchers.

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School-University Partnership Networking Event

This training Initiative is running alongside the School-University Partnership Networking Event taking place on Wednesday, 20 November. The networking event provides an excellent opportunity for researchers to meet with teachers interested in fostering links, and running collaborative research-led activities for secondary school and college students.  If you are interested in applying for this training and funding initiative, we highly recommend that you also attend the networking event.

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