🧪 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.

You should expect to spend an average of an hour and a half per month engaging with students across the academic year. The activity is flexible and works around your schedule – join in at the times that suit you.

You’ll retain control over your availability: block off days when you can’t take part, set the number of chats you can manage per week – we’ll arrange the rest. 

Scientists: Apply to take part ❯

If you’re a technologist, trainee, apprentice or clinical scientist in any area of our profession, apply now to take part in I’m a Scientist in 2024.

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

I’m a Scientist is an enjoyable, effective, online, student-led engagement activity that requires no preparation and no travel time!

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


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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.”



You get to:

  • Answer students’ questions about working in chemical science
  • Chat with students in text-only moderated chats
  • Compete against fellow scientists to win students votes (you could win £500 for more engagement work)


By taking part, you can:

  • Inspire the next generation in STEM
  • Support school students to see the real-world applications of their learning
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Gain experience of public engagement in a flexible and enjoyable way
  • Get access to the I’m a Scientist Academy

🗨️ 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”

Find out more:

Scientists: Apply to take part ❯

Questions?

Email support@imascientist.org.uk