🧪 Engage school students with chemistry

Connect with school students from across the UK with I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! 

It’s all online and text-only (no audio or video). All you need is a web browser.

Scientists: Apply to take part ❯

You get to:

  • Chat with students in text-only live Chats
  • Answer their follow-up questions about working in science

The activity is flexible and works around your schedule – you choose to take part at times that suit you.

It’s all online and text-only (no audio or video). All you need is a web browser.

We’ll have plenty of activities to suit different fields throughout the year.

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The Royal Society of Chemistry supports I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here.

“Whether studying the chemistry of life, or developing the advanced science behind modern technology, chemical scientists use their expertise to improve our health, our environment and our daily lives. Collaboration is essential. We connect scientists with each other and society as a whole, so they can do their best work and make discoveries and innovation happen.

We bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. We support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists. And we speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all. We are a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world.”

It only takes 2 minutes to apply.
We’ll be in touch when we have a space for you on one of our activities.

Take a look at a previous activity ❯

All science-related professionals are welcome to apply:

  • You could be working in industry, academia or the public sector
  • You could be a technician, an apprentice, or in roles like comms or management

Take part to show students the wide range of STEM-related careers out there.

By taking part, you can:

  • Inspire the next generation of chemists and provide a realistic role model
  • Help school students learn more about chemistry, and who it’s for
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Gain experience of public engagement in an easy and enjoyable way

What scientists say:

“The questions asked were both fun and challenging, keeping me on my toes at all times and giving me a fresh perspective and enthusiasm for my own research”

“Love, love, loving taking part in @imascientist, so much fun, very engaging”

Scientists: Apply to take part ❯