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1 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. Researchers in Residence An Overview Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Welcome Trust by Dr Clare Woulds, 18/05/2101

2 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. Who Am I? RESEARCHER LECTURER OCEANOGRAPHER BIOGEOCHEMIST Researcher In Residence

3 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. Introduction Aims of the scheme How it works My own experience Questions

4 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. What is RinR? A national scheme to replenish the UK research base: Places early stage career researchers into schools for mutual benefit Creates and delivers innovative placement projects

5 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. Aims and objectives Engaging tomorrow’s talent today! Create mutually beneficial relationships betweens schools and researchers and their universities Inspire young people to study A levels and go to university Raise awareness of range of research subjects and careers

6 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. Who can apply? RinR is open to applications from: Secondary schools and 6 th form colleges Research Council and Wellcome Trust-funded researchers RinR placements cover: ALL subjects – STEM and non-STEM 11 – 19 age group Easy online application system!

7 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. What is a placement? An innovative project that extends/ adds value to the curriculum Key Stage or across year groups Up to 24 hours duration per year Flexible – week(s), term, school year Includes lessons, after-school clubs, lab visits, outreach Results showcased on RinR website

8 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. How does RinR work? “Matches” based on set criteria Induction training and CRB checks Advice to teachers Online training, advice and guidance One-to-one mentoring and support Helpline 0900 to 1700 Mon-Fri

9 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. My Experience... 2 Placements My old secondary school, The Plume School, Essex. Blocks of several days

10 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. My Experience... Assemblies Rock collection for geography and chemistry classes Ecology and coastal erosion classes planned for year 9 to A-level Review of Key Stage 3 curriculum Lunchtime seminars for 6 th form about university

11 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. My Experience...

12 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. My Experience... Benefits to me: Fun Invigorating Communication skills Outreach Profile Some thoughts: Start planning early Don’t worry if it has to be a little off-the-cuff!

13 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. The benefits of RinR For researchers/universities: Develops communication, team working, leadership skills Enhances CV Samples teaching as a career Promotes individual research Raises departmental profile

14 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. The benefits of RinR For pupils: Opens up wider horizons Introduces them to range of research subjects and careers Develops self-confidence and skills Gives access to wider schemes Rewards enthusiasm and success

15 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. The benefits of RinR For teachers: Adds value to curriculum Contributes to teachers’ CPD Brings status and recognition Brokers long-term relationships with research

16 Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust. Questions?

17 Researchers in Residence Researchers in Residence is funded by Research Councils UK with support from The Wellcome Trust 329 Harwell, Didcot, OX11 0QJ w: E: t:


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