Britain Needs Scientists

Britain Needs Scientists is our annual flagship event for year 12 and 13 students. It aims to inspire budding young scientists to pursue a career in science and has all the features of a real academic conference, including branded delegate packs, presentations of new research and networking opportunities. The conference highlights the variety of career opportunities available in the field and also gave pupils access to some of the most exciting new research happening at the University of Exeter.

Some of the University of Exeter’s top academics, all world-leading in their field, are invited to present their latest research to the delegates. Presentations range in subjects from graphene to climate change, from evolution to solar planets.

Dr Nicky King, Biosciences at the University of Exeter, leads the event.

“Many young people who enjoy science at school may not be aware of the fantastic range of career opportunities it can bring. I hope this event will open their eyes to the wealth of opportunities there are and showcase some of the most exciting and cutting edge research being done at the University. We want to inspire these young people to think of university as more than just somewhere to study for the next three years but also as somewhere they can be involved in world-leading research and make a difference to the world around them in many different ways”.

The event is suitable for any students who are studying science at A level, and particularly those who may be interested in taking a science subject, or medicine, at university.

The conference is offered FREE to all students.

If you would like to find out more about Britain Needs Scientists, or you would like to book to attend please contact Dr Nicky King