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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 with the Microbiology Society education and outreach activities.
The Microbiology Society aims to promote microbiology as a career to individuals from school level onwards and to support career and professional development of microbiologists at all career stages
The Microbiology Society produce a range of resources for teaching microbiology across the key stages.
Microbiology Online is an inspirational online resource, supporting the teaching and learning of microbiology in the classroom across the key stages produced by the Society.