Category Archives: Zone Reports

Healthy World Zone Report March 2022

The Healthy World Zone ran from 7 March to 1 April and was funded by Johnson Matthey’s Science and Me programme.

The activity featured 43 scientists working across a broad range of fields.

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Scientists

43 scientists created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Gareth Nye, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

1,344 students from 31 schools logged into the Zone.

76% of active students were from priority schools: 51% from widening participation schools and 41% from underserved schools.

Live Chats

80 live Chats were requested and an additional 4 evening Chats were made available to all students.

58 live Chats took place. 56 were booked by teachers and 2 were evening Chats.

On average, 3 scientists attended each live Chat.

Posted on May 4, 2022 modbella in 2022, Zone Reports | Leave a comment

Molecule Zone Report March 2022

The Molecule Zone ran from 7 March to 1 April and was funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and ScotCHEM.

The activity featured 36 scientists working across a broad range of fields.

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Scientists

36 scientists created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Mark Ridgill, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

1,161 students from 30 schools logged into the Zone.

79% of active students were from priority schools: 66% from widening participation schools and 31% from underserved schools.

Live Chats

85 live Chats were requested and an additional 4 evening Chats were made available to all students.

55 live Chats took place. 52 were booked by teachers and 2 were evening Chats.

On average, 4 scientists attended each live Chat.

Posted on May 4, 2022 modbella in 2022, Zone Reports | Leave a comment

Psychology Zone Report March 2022

The Psychology Zone ran from 7 March to 1 April and was funded by the British Psychological Society.

The activity featured 15 psychologists working across a broad range of fields.

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Psychologists

14 psychologists created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Reece Bush-Evans, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

589 students from 12 schools logged into the Zone.

92% of active students were from priority schools: 52% from widening participation schools and 77% from underserved schools.

Live Chats

49 live Chats were requested throughout the Zone and 4 evening Chats were made available to all students.

29 live Chats that took place were booked by teachers.

On average, 4 psychologists attended each live Chat.

Posted on April 29, 2022 modbella in 2022, Zone Reports | Leave a comment

Helium Zone Report March 2022

The Helium Zone ran from 7 March to 1 April and was funded by STFC.

The activity featured 36 scientists working across a broad range of fields.

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Scientists

35 scientists created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Victoria Fawcett, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

1,067 students from 30 schools logged into the Zone.

64% of active students were from priority schools: 54% from widening participation schools and 19% from underserved schools.

Live Chats

83 live Chats were requested throughout the Zone with an additional 4 evening Chats available to all students.

58 live Chats took place. 57 of which were booked by teachers and one was an evening Chat.

On average, 4 scientists attended each live Chat.

Posted on April 29, 2022 modbella in 2022, Zone Reports | Leave a comment

Pandemic Prevention Zone Report January 2022

The Pandemic Prevention Zone ran from 5 January to 11 February 2022 and was funded by UKRI and the Reckitt Global Health Institute.

The activity featured 53 experts working across a broad range of fields.

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Experts

50 experts created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

Students

1,112 students from 40 schools logged into the Zone.

75% of active students were from priority schools: 48% from widening participation schools and 34% from underserved schools.

Live chats

66 live chats took place. 65 were booked by teachers and one was an additional chat, open to all students.

On average, 5 experts attended each live chat.

Posted on March 1, 2022 modbella in Zone Reports | Comments Off on Pandemic Prevention Zone Report January 2022

Nuclear Zone Report December 2021

The Nuclear Zone ran in December 2021 and was funded by the South West Nuclear Hub and STFC.

The activity featured 41 scientists working across a broad range of fields.

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Scientists

41 scientists created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Luke Townsend, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

388 students from 12 schools logged into the Zone.

74% of active students were from target schools: 32% from widening participation schools and 51% from underserved schools.

Live chats

22 live chats took place. 18 were booked by teachers and 4 were additional chats, open to all students.

On average, 3 scientists attended each live chat.

Posted on February 9, 2022 modem in 2021, News, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Nuclear Zone Report December 2021

Genetics Zone Report November 2021

The Genetics Zone ran from 1 to 26 November 2021 and was funded by the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.

The activity featured 40 scientists working across a broad range of fields.

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Scientists

40 scientists created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Rafael Galupa, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

428 students from 8 schools logged into the Zone.

87% of active students were from target schools: 30% from widening participation schools and 70% from underserved schools.

Live chats

27 live chats took place. 23 were booked by teachers and 4 were additional chats, open to all students.

On average, 3 scientists attended each live chat.

Posted on February 8, 2022 modbella in 2021, News, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Genetics Zone Report November 2021

Clean World Zone Report November 2021

The Clean World Zone ran from 1 to 26 November 2021 and was funded by the Johnson Matthey Science and Me Programme.

The activity featured 28 scientists working across a broad range of fields.

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Scientists

28 scientists created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Karen Fung, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

502 students from 17 schools logged into the Zone.

88% of active students were from target schools: 41% from widening participation schools and 58% from underserved schools.

Live chats

27 live chats took place. 26 were booked by teachers and one was an additional chat, open to all students.

On average, 5 scientists attended each live chat.

Posted on January 26, 2022 modbella in 2021, News, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Clean World Zone Report November 2021

Psychology Zone Report November 2021

The Psychology Zone ran from 1 to 26 November 2021 and was funded by the British Psychological Society.

The activity featured 26 psychologists working across a broad range of fields.

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Psychologists

26 psychologists created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Alex Baxendale, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

527 students from 11 schools logged into the Zone.

46% of active students were from target schools: 6% from widening participation schools and 46% from underserved schools.

Live chats

30 live chats took place. 30 were booked by teachers. Additionally, there were 2 live chats scheduled, open to all students.

On average, 6 psychologists attended each live chat.

Posted on January 24, 2022 modbella in 2021, News, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Psychology Zone Report November 2021

FUTURES Zone Report October 2021

The FUTURES Zone ran from 24 September to 8 October and was funded by the FUTURES2021.

The activity featured 15 researchers working across a broad range of fields.

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Researchers

15 researchers created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Jennifer Allen, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

131 students from 4 schools logged into the Zone.

99% of active students were from target schools: 75% from widening participation schools and 24% from underserved schools.

Live chats

9 live chats took place. 7 were booked by teachers and 2 were additional chats, open to all students.

On average, 3 researchers attended each live chat.

Posted on January 24, 2022 modbella in 2021, News, Zone Reports | Comments Off on FUTURES Zone Report October 2021

Battery Zone Report October 2021

The Battery Zone ran in October 2021 and was funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and The Faraday Institution.

The activity featured 17 scientists working across a broad range of fields.

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Scientists

17 scientists created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Michael Hills, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

347 students from 11 schools logged into the Zone.

81% of active students were from target schools: 74% from widening participation schools and 15% from underserved schools.

Live chats

26 live chats took place. 21 were booked by teachers and 5 were additional chats, open to all students.

On average, 8 scientists attended each live chat.

Posted on January 11, 2022 modbella in 2021, News, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Battery Zone Report October 2021

Hydrogen Zone Report 2021

The Hydrogen Zone ran from 30 August to 24 September and was a general science themed zone.

The activity featured 20 scientists working across a broad range of fields.

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Scientists

20 scientists created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Yueng Lenn, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

194 students from 7 schools logged into the Zone.

100% of active students were from target schools: 42% from widening participation schools and 58% from underserved schools.

Live chats

15 live chats took place. 13 were booked by teachers and 2 were additional chats, open to all students.

On average, 3 scientists attended each live chat.

Posted on January 11, 2022 modem in 2021, News, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Hydrogen Zone Report 2021

Psychology Zone Report – June-July 2021

The Psychology Zone ran for 6 weeks, from 7 June to 16 July 2021. It was funded by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The Zone featured psychologists from across the UK, working in a variety of fields.

Originally intended to run for 4 weeks, the Zone was extended to give teachers and their students more time to engage with it. This was due to the coronavirus pandemic, which was impacting teaching and learning in schools by causing almost 1 in 4 school students in the UK to be absent.

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Psychologists
19 psychologists created a profile in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winning psychologist with the most votes from students was John Shaw, lecturer in sleep psychology at De Montfort University.

Students
476 students from 19 schools across the UK logged into the Zone.
71% of active students were from target schools: 61% from underserved schools and 13% from widening participation schools.

Live chats
38 live chats took place during the activity: 32 were school classes booked by teachers and 6 were additional chats, open to all the students.

There were 3 live chats where teachers asked questions on behalf of their students. Therefore, the number of students reached will be higher by about 50.

On average, 4 psychologists attended each live chat.

Posted on August 9, 2021 modem in 2021, 2021, BPS, News, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Psychology Zone Report – June-July 2021

Orange Zone Report – May 2021

The Orange Zone ran from 4 to 28 May 2021. It was funded by The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

The activity featured 29 scientists working across a broad range of fields.

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Scientists

29 scientists created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Emma Yhnell, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

865 students from 19 schools logged into the Zone.

58% of active students were from target schools: 43% from widening participation schools and 19% from underserved schools.

Live chats

44 live chats took place. 39 were booked by teachers and 5 were additional chats, open to all students.

On average, 6 scientists attended each live chat.

Posted on June 17, 2021 in 2021, RSC, STFC, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Orange Zone Report – May 2021

Red Zone Report – April 2021

The Red Zone ran from 12 to 30 April 2021.

The activity featured 28 scientists working across the UK, in a broad range of fields.

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Scientists

28 scientists created profiles in the Zone. See who took part ❯

The winner of the Zone was Kip Heath, who won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

725 students from 13 schools logged into the Zone.

87% of active students were from target schools: 69% from underserved schools and 37% from widening participation schools.

Live chats

33 live chats took place. 31 were booked by teachers and 2 were additional chats, open to all students.

On average, 6 scientists attended each live chat.

Posted on May 19, 2021 in 2021, Wellcome Trust, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Red Zone Report – April 2021

Psychology Zone Report March 2021

The Psychology Zone ran from 1 to 26 March and was funded by the British psychological society (BPS).

The Zone featured 25 psychologists from a broad range of psychology-related fields. 11 of these reported as being members of the BPS.

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Psychologists

25 psychologists created profiles. They included:

  • Ellen Smith, psychobiology PhD student at Northumbria University
  • Alex Baxendale, educational neuropsychology PhD student, Bangor University
  • Lisa Orchard, senior psychology lecturer, University of Wolverhampton

The winner of the Zone was Dennis Relojo-Howell, founder of Psychreg digital magazine, psychology YouTuber, and PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. Dennis won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

896 students from 18 schools across the UK logged into the Zone.

71% of active students were from target schools: 66% from underserved schools and 8% from widening participation schools.

Live chats

46 live chats took place: 39 were school classes booked by teachers, 5 were additional chats, open to all the students in the Zone, and 2 were for prospective A-level students to find out more about studying psychology at A-level.

On average, 5 psychologists attended each chat.

Posted on April 27, 2021 in 2021, BPS, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Psychology Zone Report March 2021

Molecule Zone Report March 2021

The Molecule Zone ran from 1 to 26 March 2021 and was funded by ScotCHEM and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

The Zone featured 33 scientists from a broad range of chemistry-related fields. 17 scientists were based at a ScotCHEM member university and 15 reported as being members of the RSC.

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Scientists

33 scientists took part. They included:

  • Zuzanna Konieczna, PhD student at the University of Edinburgh
  • Jesko Koehnke, Reader at the University of Glasgow
  • Alexandra Males, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Carbohydrate Enzymology at the University of York

The winner of the Zone was Martin McCoustra, Professor of Chemical Physics at Heriot-Watt University. Martin won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

927 students from 26 schools across the UK logged into the Zone.

62% of active students were from target schools: 36% from widening participation schools and 34% from underserved schools.

Live chats

57 live chats took place: 51 were school classes booked by teachers and 6 were additional chats, open to all the students.

On average, 5 scientists attended each chat.

Posted on April 27, 2021 in 2021, RSC, ScotCHEM, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Molecule Zone Report March 2021

Pink Zone Report March 2021

The Pink Zone ran from 1 to 26 March 2021 and was partly funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC).

The activity featured 27 scientists working across a broad range of fields. 5 of these were either funded by STFC, or worked at, or used data from, an STFC facility.

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Scientists

27 scientists took part. They included:

  • Lizzie Pendlington, Science Communication student at STFC
  • Geraint Evans, PhD student at the University of Southampton
  • Karen Burstow, microscopy scientist at Reading Scientific Services Limited

The winner of the Zone was Felicity Hunter, a medical science PhD student at the University of Manchester. Felicity won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.

Students

864 students from 23 schools logged into the Zone.

63% of active students were from target schools: 50% from underserved schools and 26% from widening participation schools.

Live chats

66 live chats took place: 60 were school classes booked by teachers and 6 were additional chats, open to all the students.

On average, 5 scientists attended each live chat.

Posted on April 27, 2021 in 2021, STFC, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Pink Zone Report March 2021

Purple Zone Report February 2021

Read the report: Purple Zone Report [PDF]

The Purple Zone ran from 1 to 26 February 2021 and was funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC).

The activity featured 24 scientists working across a broad range of fields. Each scientist was either funded by STFC, worked at an STFC facility, or used data from an STFC facility.

Scientists

24 scientists took part. They included:

  • Viviene Dela Cruz, Development Scientist at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory
  • Amal Lavender, Head of Department (Chemical & Biological Sciences) at the National Physical Laboratory
  • Philip Ratcliffe, Associate Professor of Nuclear and Sub-nuclear Physics at Insubria University

Students

878 students from 27 schools and 1 youth group logged into the Zone.

43% of active students were from target schools: 27% from widening participation schools and 19% from underserved schools.

Live chats

71 live chats took place. 52 were booked by teachers and 19 were additional chats, open to the students and members of the public.

On average, 4 scientists attended each school chat.

Posted on March 24, 2021 in News, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Purple Zone Report February 2021

Planet Earth Zone Report January-February 2021

Read the report: Planet Earth Zone CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2020 Report [PDF]

The Planet Earth Zone ran from 11 January to 5 February 2021 and was funded by the Royal Institution (Ri).

The activity was themed around the Ri’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2020, “Planet Earth, a User’s Guide”.

The Zone featured scientists and other contributors involved in producing the lectures, as well as scientists working in related fields, such geology, environmental science, oceanography, and sustainability.

Scientists and contributors

43 scientists and lecture contributors took part. They included:

  • Alistair Young, who monitors water quality and pollution as a Trustee for the River Wey Trust. Alistair contributed to lecture 2, “Water World”.
  • Hazel Jeffery, project manager at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science.
  • Liam Taylor, PhD Student in climate science at the University of Leeds.

Students

1,637 students from 27 schools across the UK logged into the Zone.

66% of active students were from target schools: 54% from underserved schools and 16% from widening participation schools.

Live chats and questions

89 live chats took place during the activity: 61 were school classes, 24 were open chats accessible to members of the public, and 4 were for Ri Young Members.

On average, 5 scientists/lecture contributors attended each live chat.

219 student questions were approved. There were 278 answers provided.

Posted on March 16, 2021 in News, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Planet Earth Zone Report January-February 2021