Category Archives: 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.

Download the Zone Report (pdf) ❯

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.

Download the Zone Report (pdf) ❯

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 modjamie 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.

Download the Zone Report (pdf) ❯

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 modjamie in 2021, Wellcome Trust, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Red Zone Report – April 2021