WELCOME to the Engaging with Young People's page. Here you can learn about some of the events we are involved in with Young People.
The value of engaging with young people can be seen at both individual and institutional level. At the personal level, engaging with schools enables the researcher to become a more rounded science communicator, clarifying their own thoughts and connecting their research to wider societal concerns. At the institutional level, there is the additional hope that it might excite young people about the topic area of genetics and psychiatry, neuroscience or science more generally. At the MRC centre we therefore believe that engaging with young people is an extremely important endeavour.
The MRC Centre and Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute stall at the Career's Fair: Margam (September 2011)
Over the past 24 months we have been committed to be involved in events to educate, engage and excite young people. For the past two years we have been involved in the Neath-Port Talbot Careers Fair: an event which aims to inform schoolchildren from the local area as to the wide range of potential careers path available to them. We have also worked closely with Techniquest to build a 2 hour contemporary debate centred on the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) exploring ideas of stigma, responsibility and blame.