Public engagement is an integral part of our activity. We run activities that aim to inspire, inform and
educate the public. These include hosting visits from local schools, participating in festivals and events,
delivering practical workshops at schools, and public talks, among others.
The DevNeuro Academy Widening Participation project consists of a regular programme of activities
designed to improve the progression and success of students currently under-represented at our
university and other institutes of higher education. The project combines a series of four in-school
interactive ‘Discovery workshops’ with a 2-week laboratory summer research work experience in our
Glow in the Dark Science
This project introduces primary school children to science in a playful manner. Through a series of
interactive activities around the use of fluorescence in modern biomedical sciences, the pupils can
begin to develop their scientific knowledge. The project is based on activity stations where the
pupils learn the basis of how fluorescence works and observe fluorescently labelled fish and fruit
flies, among others.
Work experience is a great opportunity to work alongside researchers and learn several of the
fundamental and cutting edge techniques that the scientists in our Centre use to
study the development of the brain. We host a number of A-level or equivalent students throughout
the year and we welcome prospective applications at all times. More details
Want to Visit Us?
We welcome prospective students, school groups and teachers to Department. The visits last
approximately two hours and include a presentation by a member of staff and a tour of the
laboratories and research facilities. More details in how to book a visit for a school/college or