Department of Oncology engages budding scientists with school video competition

Encouraging school students and researchers to learn from each other Public engagement is widely perceived as important within higher education, but it can often be difficult to facilitate a genuine conversation or collaboration. With the aim of engaging secondary students, the … Continue reading

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Using an online medical resource to inspire science, art and creativity in schools

Historical slides provide an opportunity for outreach Professor Zoltán Molnár is a specialist in developmental neuroscience in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG). When he became the latest custodian of a box of teaching slides from the physiologist … Continue reading

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‘A Mathematician’s Holiday’: an engaging podcast series for schools

Reaching out to schools on a larger scale Mathematics often has the reputation among secondary-school students of being irrelevant and removed from their day-to-day realities. Marcus’ Marvellous Mathemagicians is a group of maths students, junior research fellows and post-doctoral researchers at … Continue reading

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‘Digital Sketchbooks’: using iPads to support school visits to the Ashmolean Museum

A messy problem for Art and Design students Art and Design remains an integral part of the secondary curriculum, and many schools visit local galleries and museums to provide their students with inspiration. Indeed, the Education Department at the Ashmolean Museum … Continue reading

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Social media engagement: UNIQ Summer School and Facebook

Introduction UNIQ Summer School was established in 2009 to enable academically-able UK state school students to experience a typical undergraduate week at the University of Oxford free of charge. It is an extremely competitive process with over 3000 applications each … Continue reading

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