UCLan’s public engagement activities strive to inspire positive change by means of bringing academic excellence to life for our various communities and stakeholders – the general public, young people, organisations of all shapes and sizes, existing and potential partners and more.
Our public engagement programme includes the ground-breaking Lancashire Science Festival, which seeks to inspire young people, their families and the wider public to take a keen interest in all aspects of science and encourage more people to consider science and related areas as a career.
UCLan’s Young Scientist Centre (YSC) is the result of a partnership with the Royal Institution (RI), and is a state-of-the-art laboratory, through which we deliver interactive workshops, allowing a wide spectrum of young people to explore science creatively.
We also conduct a wide range of collaborative research with businesses, public sector and other organisations, to tackle some of the global challenges facing the modern world.
We delivered an exhibition entitled ‘Exploring Light and Dark’ in collaboration with the Beacon Museum in Cumbria during June and July 2016 where visitors were able to find out about our research into our dynamic Sun, the lifecycle of stars and a whole galaxy of interesting concepts and ideas.