Public Engagement

The laboratory participates in several public engagement activities:

Science in Health: Live!

This is a fantastic event that we participate in every year and assist by running sessions that describe the role that T cells play in causing disease and how we can harness their power for the treatment of diseases such as cancer and HIV. Over 500 Yr 12 pupils from across Wales and the border counties visit the School for the day in order to gain insight into our ongoing biomedical research. The Science in Health scheme has been entered for the EngageU Awards for Innovation in University Outreach & Public Engagement.

http://medicine.cf.ac.uk/translation-innovation-engagement/innovation-engagement/public-understanding-of-science-in-health/science-health-live/

Researchers in Residence

Mathew Clement (ICF RA) has participated in the Researchers in Residence scheme and had a very enjoyable time communicating his research into cancer treatments to high school children. His participation in this scheme was featured on The Wellcome Trust Blog.

http://wellcometrust.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/guest-post-researchers-in-residence/

Engaging with the school community

In addition, we have also given talks at local primary schools and regularly take work experience pupils from high schools.