The E4 DTP NERC Diversifying the Talent Pipeline project

The E4 DTP, in collaboration with the SENSE CDT, was awarded funding from the NERC Diversifying the Talent Pipeline Award to support further EDI activities between November 2023 and March 2025.

The objective of this project is to inspire and encourage young talent from under-represented backgrounds in Environmental Sciences. The project consists in three different activities:

  • Environmental Science Exploration Days where P7 pupils from local primary schools and S1 students from local high schools come to the Science Campus to do a variety of science workshops delivered by PhD students in a wide range of research areas (GeoSciences, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering etc.) - March 2024-February 2025
  • Science workshops at local primary and high schools, delivered by PhD students from the SatSchool - October-December 2024
  • A mentoring scheme between PhD students and high school student leavers (S6) - September-November 2024

Environmental Science Exploration Days

Primary school children participating in a science workshop

Pupils from local primary and high schools spend a morning on Campus, participating in hands-on workshops to explore the wide range of research areas and learn about careers in environmental sciences.

SatSchool logo

SatSchool is an outreach programme for lower secondary school pupils to learn about Earth observation! The programme is designed and delivered by PhD students from SENSE CDT.

Female students on a bench talking

The mentoring scheme allows high school students to visit the University and experience university life alongside their mentor to gain confidence in considering a career in environmental science and applying to study at university.