Polymer Study Tours

Bringing the Curriculum to Life

Free 4 day Residential CPD Course – held annually in Manchester

The University of Manchester is one of three universities across the UK playing host to Science and Design & Technology students and experienced teachers who can attend a 4 day residential course known as The Polymer Study Tour.

Overall, the aim of the course is to provide sources of material, relevant to the National Curriculum, whilst allowing delegates the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of plastics and rubber technology. This is achieved through a mixture of lectures, discussions, practical laboratory sessions and industrial visits where modern plastics processing can be observed at work first hand. The course leaders and lecturers are a mixture of leading academics and industry professionals. The course also allows teachers to meet in an informal environment to exchange views on this cross curricula subject.

This residential course is entirely FREE to teachers once they arrive at the venue due to the generous sponsorship of the Horners' Educational Trust, companies in the polymer industry, and organisations such as the Manchester Polymer Group involved in supporting education. The cost of travel to/from your chosen venue, and the cost of any replacement teaching staff, is the responsibility of the teacher and/or school. A £50 booking deposit, which is refunded when you attend the course, is also required.

Each delegate will receive a Certificate of Attendance to enhance their CPD portfolio.  

Further details can also be obtained from Dr Diane Aston.