World-leading research centre to share expertise with T Level teachers

Rothamsted Research, a world-leading, non-profit research centre, will be delivering a virtual Group Placement to T Level teachers on two half-day sessions next month on 2 March and 9 March 2022 at 12.30pm to 4pm.

Aimed at those delivering or planning to deliver the Laboratory Sciences T Level, the meetings will see a range of professionals from Rothamsted Research coming together to participate in a series of discussions and presentations with T Level teachers.

Attendees will hear from Rothamsted professionals including their Head of Analytical Chemistry, Scientific and Laboratory Specialists and Science Technicians, covering topics including bio-imaging and lab safety.

Rothamsted focuses on strategic agricultural science for the benefit of farmers and society worldwide. Attendees will receive special access to find out more about the work of Rothamsted, science roles within the organisation, expectations of staff in junior roles and key skills required and developed as well as quality assurance. A short Q&A session will follow where attendees will delve further into the ground-breaking and innovative work taking place at the very heart of the research centre.

Speakers will include:

Leanne Gunn, Public Engagement Manager
Wendy Gregory, Head of Analytical Chemistry
Kirsty Halsey, Scientific Specialist (Bioimaging Team)
Chole Garwood, Science Technician
Hannah Walpole, Science Technician

The virtual Group Placement is part of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) Industry Insights, which help staff who are delivering T Levels to keep up-to-date with sector trends for the benefit of their learners.

Marion Patterson, Employer Engagement Co-ordinator, ETF said:

“This is a great opportunity for those who are delivering or planning to deliver the Laboratory Sciences T Level, to explore and discover some of the work that is currently taking place in this field. There is nowhere better to do so than with one of the oldest agricultural research institutions in the world.”

Leanne Gunn, Public Engagement Manager, Rothamsted Research said:

“We believe it is important for us to support teachers in this way as it helps them to deliver high-quality teaching to their students, who are potentially our future work force. We hope that these sessions will give the T Level staff more confidence around the topics that they cover and will create valuable networks for the future.”

To book, please visit the Professional Development Platform page. Links to book the Group Industry Placements will be available in the resources section.

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