Inspiring future researchers

Following on from the successful Research Councils UK (RCUK) funded School-University Partnership Initiative (SUPI) which has inspired the next generation of researchers at South Lakes Federation schools for the past 4 years, we have just launched our new School-University Research Engagement (SURE) project to continue this work with Widening Participation (WP) students and schools nationwide.

The SURE project aims to engaging teachers and students in research carried out at Lancaster University and by doing so enhance professional development opportunities for teachers through research training, increase awareness of the role and importance of research and its relevance to the curriculum: it will train, support and facilitate our researchers in public engagement, enhancing their skills and personal development; for pupils and researchers alike it will highlight the relevance and importance of research both to their studies and their everyday lives. By bringing contemporary research into schools to engage, inspire, enthuse and enrich the learning experience, we aim to inspire the next generation of researchers.

The SURE project includes:

  • Teacher University Research Network
  • ‘Research in a Box’
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) support

 

You can also read about the benefits of being involved in SUPI from a school perspective and a teacher’s perspective.