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Get involved in our education activities

There are many ways in which members can get involved with these activities:

School Members

  • Use our resources to enhance your teaching
  • Suggest topics for future resources or video content
  • Help us test new resources
  • Take part in our education policy activities
  • Volunteer at events

Individual Members

  • Use our resources and partner with a local school or children’s group
  • Volunteer at events
  • Give expert comment on new resources at the development phase
  • Suggest topics for future resources or video content

Antibiotics Unearthed

We are looking for school partnerships to apply to take part in our search to find the next new antibiotic! Find out more.

Get involved with microbiology outreach

The Microbiology Society seeks to raise awareness and understanding of the roles that microbes, both good and bad, play in our lives.

There are lots of opportunities for members to gain experience from, contribute to, or generally get involved with microbiology outreach activities! Look out for calls for volunteers in our monthly newsletter or on the events page. Or, if you want to organise your own event, apply for one of our grants. 

What's in it for you?

  • It’s great fun!
  • Interacting with the public can give you new perspectives on your research and provide learning opportunities.
  • As much of the research in the UK is publically funded, by engaging the public in your research you would have the opportunity to explain how their taxes are being spent and what has been learned.
  • Opportunities to interact with the media and promote your area of microbiology to the press. It has been noted that papers covered in the media tend to be cited more highly.
  • It looks great on your CV.
  • Science communication is becoming an increasingly important part of grant returns. Outreach will help to fulfill these objectives.

If you are interested in any of these activities please get in touch with our team, at education@microbiologysociety.org.

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