In this ground-breaking final-year undergraduate course, students undertake an outreach or public engagement placement in the community. Working alone, or in small teams, students must negotiate with their host organisation to deliver a resource than can be used to help communicate science to the public, local schoolchildren, or service-users, thus ensuring that the outreach activities have a life beyond the course itself. Throughout each project, students create a blog to serve as a record of their learning and the development of their resource.
contact: Dr Isla Myers-Smith
Although the GeoScience Outreach course was designed with students from GeoScience in mind, it has always been open to students from other disciplines. As a result of this and in response to greater numbers of students enrolling from outside areas, the model has now been successfully adapted and implemented by staff and students within the Psychology department, who are running the course in conjunction with GeoSciences. Please contact Dr Bonnie Auyeung for more details.