Dr Diane Aston

Pupils discover the magic of materials

At the beginning of July, 17 pupils aged 14–15 participated in the fifth Magic of Materials summer school, held in London, UK. The three-day residential course is designed to broaden and deepen the attendees’ knowledge and understanding of materials, beyond the confines of the school curriculum.

Supporting teachers in promoting positive perceptions of polymers

Polymer Study Tours
Registrations are now open for the new improved Polymer Study Tours! This year we have adopted a new format, with new and exciting sessions linked directly to the 11 to...

ESTA Poster competition winners announced

Schools Affiliate Scheme
The winners of the ESTA Poster compeition have been announced.

Applications open for Magic of Materials 2019

Schools Affiliate Scheme
Applications are open for the 2019 Magic of Materials course for pupils aged 14-15.

Surface Engineering a free one day conference for teachers

Schools Affiliate Scheme
The annual Schools Affiliate Scheme Conference for teachers will take place at The Boilerhouse, Grantham on 14 November and will feature technical presentations and hands-on workshops covering all aspects of Surface Engineering. The conference is open to 11-19 teachers of science and design technology and is free to attend. There are 20 places available and all practicing teachers are eligible to apply for a bursary of £150 towards the cost of cover or travel.

Materials Matter at Rolls Royce

Schools Affiliate Scheme
Registrations are now open for the Materials Matter event for schools at Rolls Royce in Derby on 08 November 2017.

2018 Armourers and Braisers Tata Sixth Form Prize launched

A&B Sixth Form Prize
Registrations are now open for the 2018 Armourers and Brasiers Tata Sixth Form Materials Prize.

2018 Copper Education Competition Launched

Schools Affiliate Scheme
The Copper Development Association launches its 2018 competition for schools.

Making Materials Matter conference for teachers

Schools Affiliate Scheme
The Unviersities of Oxford and Cambridge are hosting a one day conference for teachers at Ironmongers Hall on 19 May. This conference concludes their Making Materials Matter Project which centres on a student investigation for Yr8.

Engineering Materials at the University of Manchester

Schools Affiliate Scheme
The University of Manchester are hosting and Engineering Materials Taster course for pupils in year 10 and 11 from 17 to 20 July 2017.


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