Mobile Teaching Unit and Outreach News 2011
2 June 2011
2011 started well with the AIMS team welcoming school pupils into the laboratories at the University for number of inreach visits and receiving a warm welcome at schools across the South West and beyond with the Mobile Teaching Unit.
- In February the MTU made its annual visit to The Crypt School, Gloucester and teaching sessions for all A level Biology pupils were run by current third year project students Joelle Smith and Susie How as part of their dissertation project.
- During February and March 90 school pupils from across South Wales visited the Physiology laboratories for science engagement activities funded by First Campus Hands on Science, Wales.
- Eastwood Comprehensive School near Nottingham was the third successful winner of the Physiological Society competition to win a MTU visit. Pupils from a number of year groups participated in sessions throughout the day. For details on how your school could win a visit from the MTU visit Physoc Competition
- For a second year running pupils participating in the VETNET Lifelong Learning Network residential scheme visited the Physiology laboratories for an afternoon of practical activities to find out what it entails to study veterinary medicine.
- The MTU was invited to return to Skirting Science, an event to promote science to Year 9 girls in the South West. Hosted at Hans Price Academy in Weston-super-Mare, pupils got involved in exploring how their lungs work. The trip was generous funded by the University of Bristol Campaigns and Alumni fund.
- The fourth Physiological Society competition winner was St. Michael’s School in Newbury. The school received a visit from the MTU and pupils from across the school, junior and senior were able to attend teaching sessions. For details on how your school could win a visit from the MTU visit Physoc Competition
- Pupils studying for BTECs in Medical Science and Forensic Science at Hull College visited the AIMS facilities for a day of laboratory, simulation and virtual microscope sessions to help with their studies.