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Education & Outreach

Supporting microbiology education and bringing microbiologists together

The Microbiology Society is committed to supporting and encouraging the teaching and learning of microbiology at all levels. Our educational activities aim to inspire and create interest in microbes as well as encourage learning and support career progression.

The Society also promotes high-quality microbiological science to a diverse range of stakeholders, with our outreach and public engagement activities aiming to inspire, create interest in microbiology and encourage learning. Our outreach activities aim to inspire, create interest in microbiology and microbes and encourage learning.

We strive to meet these aims through a variety of microbiology focused activities and resources including our:

  • Producing resource including our dedicated education website, Microbiology Online, and a range of resources, some of which have been developed for teaching and learning about microbes from ages 7-19.
  • Our Careers pages contain information for individuals at all career stages (school, undergraduate, postgraduate, postdoctoral and beyond).
  • School membership scheme.
  • Education, outreach and careers events.
  • Education policy work with the Royal Society of Biology and SCORE, which looks into teaching and assessment to ensure that biology (and microbiology) are well represented and resourced in schools and colleges.
  • PGCE microbiology training courses - please contact for information.
  • Grants to support microbiology teaching initiatives and events and to increase public engagement with microbiology and the understanding of microbes.
  • Encouraging members to take part in our events or run their own activities.


Antibiotics Unearthed

Antibiotics Unearthed will give the general public, students and educators in the UK and Ireland the opportunity to work with scientists as part of a global initiative to discover new antibiotics from soil bacteria.

Get involved

Help the Microbiology Society by volunteering for one of our events. It can give you a new perspective on your research and provides excellent learning opportunities. Most importantly of all, it's great fun.


Visit our Careers pages to learn about what microbiologists do and where they work.

Education resources

We provide a range of microbiology resources for all age groups from primary to post-16. Check out our range of books, comics, posters, and online resources.

Microbiology Online

Visit our dedicated education website, featuring our educational resources along with podcasts, videos, fascinating facts and more.

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