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The Northwest Centre for Science


Corpus Christi College has partnered with Pembroke College, Oxford, and South Cheshire College, Crewe, to form The Northwest Centre for Science. This new outreach activity aims to engage students from the northwest in a sustained academic programme designed to further equip them for application and entry into higher education. South Cheshire College have agreed to act as the hub institution for the Centre and will engage with schools in the region to identify students who will benefit from this interaction.

The Centre will be launched in September 2013, and for its inaugural year the scientific theme for the centre will be "imaging". Research and teaching fellows from the University of Oxford and other leading universities will be delivering a series of lectures on this theme across the scientific disciplines. Lectures will cover diverse subjects such as ‘Brain Imagining' and ‘Driverless Cars', giving students an insight into the possibilities of studying science at a leading research university. The Science Centre will also provide Year 12 students from Crewe and the surrounding area with the opportunity to visit regional laboratories such as SuperSTEM at Daresbury Laboratories and attend a competitive summer residential at Corpus Christi College.

Professor Pete Nellist, Fellow and Tutor for Materials Science, will give the first lecture in the series. Professor Nellist is "very excited about the opportunity to use university-based research activities as a resource that the Centre can use to enthuse and inform a new generation of scientists and to support them in their progression to higher education.'

For more information please contact Helen Hampson, Raising Aspirations Coordinator at South Cheshire College.

Further details are available on our Working with Schools and Colleges page.

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