Mike Hall, Head of Research, is to be one of the judges at this year’s Nuffield Celebration Event, held in Manchester today.
Mike was asked to be a judge following on from his success in the Nuffield Research Placement Scheme, which has so far seen two students undertake projects at GBB.
Held at the University of Manchester, the event gives an opportunity to the students to display what they have achieved during their Nuffield placements, involving 4-6 week projects in universities and companies around the region.
Mike, along with the other judges, will visit up to five projects (individual students or groups working on the same project) where the students will give a short presentation on their involvement.
All of the projects will be of sufficient standard to achieve the Gold CREST Award, and all of the students have entered the British Science Association CREST Award. CREST is a national award scheme – endorsed by UCAS – recognising success, building skills and demonstrating personal achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
Last year alone, over 30,000 CREST Awards were undertaken, giving 11-19yr olds opportunities to explore real-world projects in an exciting way.
This year’s event will be officially opened by Professor Steve Watts of Physics and Astronomy.