Public engagement and outreach are important components of the CDT’s programme, and our students are involved in a range of activities across both taught and research years. Here you can find out a bit more about what we do and how to get involved.
Our programme includes
- Public science fairs. We regularly host a stand at the annual Bath Taps Into Science Other events include the annual Festival of Physics and Research Without Borders.
- School classroom visits. Our students have delivered classroom lessons on light (organised by Ventsislav Valev), conductivity and spectroscopy at local schools.
- Films by school students. We have helped local school students develop short films on topics such as superconductivity.
- Summer schools. We run lectures and workshops on a range of topics within condensed matter physics at summer schools in Bristol and Bath, including for Sutton Trust and Work Experience students.
- Bespoke training workshops. Our students have access to a range of training on delivering outreach activities by the Universities of Bristol and Bath. We also organise bespoke training workshops, for example on how to plan and deliver a lesson plan in a school classroom.
Current active workshops include
- Strange States of Matter – aimed at Years 5-6 students.
- Conductivity – aimed at Years 7-8 students.
- Spectroscopy – aimed at Years 7-8 students.
- Superconductivity and Magnetism – aimed at Year 11 students.
The Importance of Outreach
Rebecca Purkiss, CDT CMP Student Cohort 1
Lauren Cane, CDT CMP Student Cohort 2
Bath Taps 2018
Charles Sayers, CDT CMP Student Cohort 2
Why I engage the public
Dr Ventsislav Valev, Academic at the University of Bath
If you are interested in outreach or public engagement activities by CDT-CMP students or members of staff, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.