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What is the North West Science Network?

Research and teaching fellows from the University of Oxford and other research-intensive universities deliver a series of lectures across the scientific disciplines, whilst the Science Network also provides students from the North West with the opportunity to visit regional laboratories (such as SuperSTEM at Daresbury), attend local 'Maths in Science' Spring Events, and attend a summer school at Corpus. The scheme aims to reach as many students as possible, with lectures particularly large in scale (places on lab visits and residential events are limited).

For more information please contact Fiona at Cheshire College South and West. The North West Science Network is part of Oxnet, an access initiative which places universities into the heart of local communities. More details about Oxnet and its projects can be found on its website.

Virtual Launch Event 2020

We are delighted to announce that the 2020-2021 programme for the North West Science Network will launch virtually on 14 October 2020. The promotional poster is here. Psychology Fellow Professor Robin Murphy has recorded a keynote talk entitled Neuroscience: Understanding how brains understand which is now available, along with a subtitled version.

At 3pm on 14 October 2020, there will be a live Q&A where Professor Murphy will answer your questions and Professor Peter Nellist will welcome you to the 2020-2021 programme. Please register for the live Q&A here. You can submit questions in advance, as well as during the session, via Slido using the event code #NWSNQandA.

What does the summer school involve?

North West Year 12 students from a range of schools travel down to Oxford on a coach for this free week of STEMM teaching and events. Accommodation, meals and transport are all covered for the week. Students receive a timetable on arrival, which contains a mixture of lectures from Oxford academics, tutorials,a group resarch project, a visit to the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy to see research scientists and the future of energy in action, plus free time in Oxford, workshops in laboratories and departments. Student ambassadors from Corpus studying a range of STEMM subjects are on hand throughout the week to help you with your project and talk to you about university life.


For a student perspective on the programme, take a look at this blog post by a recent attendee.