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  • 31 Jan 2023
  • 10:15 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Neuron Pod, Centre of the Cell, 4 Newark St, London E1 2AT
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Neuron Pod, Centre of the Cell, London

Neuron Pod, Centre of the Cell, London

Would you like to work with young people to curate and deliver science learning content? We are offering a skills day focused on meaningful engagement with young people.

Tuesday, 31st January, 2023
10:15am - 4:00pm
£55 for BIG Members; £90 for non-Members
(coffee and registration from 09:45am, lunch and refreshments are included)

Centre of the Cell, 4 Newark St, London E1 2AT

What will happen at this Skills Day? 

This Skills Day will be most useful for early career practitioners who want to engage more authentically and equitably with young people. We will be exploring practical examples from Centre of the Cell and how you can put this into practice in your setting.

The day will cover: 

  • STEM Teens: A research project exploring how under-represented youth engage with STEM.
  • Practical examples of engaging with young people from Centre of the Cell youth programmes.
  • How to put some of this into practice in your own organisation.

Your Trainers

Centre of the Cell deliver educational shows, experiences, and youth engagement events to primary and secondary school-age children, focusing on biology and human health. Since 2009, Centre of the Cell has reached over 220,000 young people and their families and teachers at their home in Whitechapel, and at outreach visits and events across south-east England.

Centre of the Cell have two unique learning spaces embedded within the Blizard Institute: their award-winning digital interactive STEM Pod launched in September 2009; and Neuron Pod, a dedicated learning space used to deliver onsite workshops and shows. Their work is delivered by a team of professional science communicators and medical and dental student ‘Explainers’, alongside Queen Mary STEM Ambassadors, and youth volunteers.

In addition to the in-house team of Explainers, this session will also feature a keynote from Dr Adam Rutland, PhD, Professor of Developmental Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Exeter.


£55 for BIG members. This cost includes lunch and refreshments. 

£90 for Non-members. This cost includes a BIG Membership (£35), lunch and refreshments. 

More about Centre of the Cell

Centre of the Cell is an informal biomedical science education centre and outreach project located in Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets. It is the first science education centre in the world to be located within medical research laboratories, part of Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London.

Centre of the Cell seek to have a positive impact on the educational, career and health choices of the children, young people and families they work with.

They are supported by funders and science education partners to ensure shows and experiences are of the highest quality and are accessible to all, including Wellcome, Barts Charity, Drapers’ Company, Aldgate and Allhallows Foundation, and many others.

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