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‘Living Links to Human Evolution’ Research Centre

Living Links tree
The 'Living Links to Human Evolution' Research Centre is a world-class primate research centre of the University of St Andrews, explicitly designed for public engagement on a massive scale, through locating it in Edinburgh Zoo.

MUSE Oral History Research Project

S4 pupils of Springburn Academy work on draft posters to showcase their research
This case study explores one of the projects run by the University of Strathclyde MUSE (Models of University-Schools Engagement) SUPI project.

My Robot Companion

My Robot Companion image
This project explores do we want and need robot companions? And, if so, what kinds of robot companions do we, as a society, want?

Drama in the Dale

Drama in the Dale
This project is a digital exploration of local history and heritage in the remote North Pennines, running alongside a community theatre project which aimed to tell the true story of a lead miners’ riot in 1818.

Liberating the teacher to empower pupils as researchers

This case study explores the Lancaster University hosted SUPI project, focusing on how a Sociology teacher was inspired to encourage and engage pupils in research, supported by the Senior Leadership Team at Queen Elizabeth School (QES).

Murder in the Medical School

Murder in the Medical School
This case study explores how to make collaborative planning between universities and schools work, based upon the ‘Murder in the Medical School’ activity run by the University of Southampton hosted ‘Talk to US!’ SUPI project.

Stories of a Different Kind

Stories of a different kind
Stories of a Different Kind was developed to engage the public in a reassessment of widely held assumptions surrounding disability and to challenge deeply entrenched negative and discriminatory contemporary attitudes towards disabled people.